EAST AFRICA

Kenyatta pushes Kenyan khat in Djibouti and Ethiopia

A khat seller in a market in Maua, Kenya.
A khat seller in a market in Maua, Kenya. © Simon Maina/AFP
Outgoing Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is hoping to take advantage of improving relations with his neighbours to sell them his country's psychotropic plant, khat. He came with his agriculture minister to a regional summit to try to drum up sales, but he faces an uphill struggle. [...] (514 words)
Issue dated 13/07/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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