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Daily Nation : October 13th 2013
SPORT INSIDE GOR, SONY IN GOTV SHIELD TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS Sserunkuma double lifts K’Ogalo over Stima as Zico’s men edge Mathare in penalties to advance in Cup. Page 54 FORMULA ONE WEBBER ON POLE FOR JAPANESE GP Impressive Australian leads Red Bull team mates to today’s race. P.51 BY KENFREY KIBERENGE Twitter: @KenKiberenge firstname.lastname@example.org Amiraa (khat) trader in Britain has sued the UK Government for ban- ning import of the commodity in July. Mr Mahamud Ahmed Mo- hammed, a member of the Somali community living in the UK, filed the suit against Home Secretary Theresa May at the Her Majesty Courts and Tribunals Service in London on October 2. The case is referenced number CO/14552/2013, according to the court papers seen by Sunday Nation . Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi and Women’s Representative in Parliament Florence Kajuju will be the star prosecution witnesses. “Mr Mohammed is the top importer of miraa in UK com- manding over 70 per cent so we will be supporting his case,” said Mr Kiraitu. “Hon Kajuju and I together with Njuri Ncheke and other miraa traders will be the witnesses.” In July, Ms May announced that her government would ban the import of miraa into Britain in a ministerial statement deliv- ered in Parliament. Local custom But in a suit filed by Paul Garlick QC, Mr Mohammed argues that chewing of miraa is a long-established social, cul- tural and ethnic custom within his community. Mr Mohammed says the ban would prevent his expression of social and cultural customs associated with the use of miraa . He also argues that he is an importer of the commodity and the ban would cause substantial damage to his business. Ms May announced the ban following a report by Britain’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. She said the report recom- mended that miraa should not be controlled but acknowledged that the government should con- sider other factors when making its decision. Kiraitu to be witness in London case seeking to lift ban on the Meru cash crop Miraa trader sues UK FILE | NATION Miraa farmers at Laare in Ntonyiri, Igembe North Constituency, Meru County, prepare the twig for sale. COURT | Britain banned importation of khat in July UTAJENGA LINI? | Final draw ANTHONY OMUYA I NATION Daily Nation brand manager June Muthoni with Stephen Gacheru of GAP Marketing (left) and Betting Control and Licensing Board representative Maurice Olambo Joash during the final draw of Utajenga Lini na Daily Nation promotion. Peter Githiomi from Naivasha and Susan Gakii from Nairobi were winners in the final draw held at Kencom bus stop, Nairobi, yesterday. The two won 1/8 acre plots of land located in Kitengela. • Alcoholism • Bhang Addiction • Heroin Abuse • Others • For evaluation and inpatient treatment Tel: 254-020-8081739, +254 0715 003150 P.O Box 1501-00606 Nairobi, Email:email@example.com Website www.theretreatkenya.org DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT (at Kshs 2,000/- per day) CONTACT: 1. THE RETREAT (NAIROBI) Off Limuru Rd Landline +254 020 8081739 Mobile +254 0715 003150 +254 0732740938 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.theretreatkenya.org 2. The Retreat Pwani (Mombasa) Tel: +254 0725 503946, +254 0775013752 Kilima Road, off Links Road near the Nyali Cinemax Complex. Email: email@example.com, website www.theretreatkenya.org SUNDAY NATION Sunday October 13, 2013 Download free QR Readers from the web and scan this QR (Quick Response) code with your smart phone for pictures, videos and more stories.
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