Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

Kenyan MPs have appealed to the UK not to "condemn people" by banning the herbal stimulant khat
BBC News (UK)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The leafy substance khat, grown by many Kenyan farmers, is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans. The UK government has decided, against the advice of its own experts, to treat khat as a class C drug to "protect vulnerable members of our communities". In July, UK Home Secretary Theresa May said khat would be banned "at the earliest possible opportunity" but a ban has yet to be imposed. A team of Kenyan MPs lobby the UK government not to follow suit.