khat

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khat:

see staff treestaff tree,
common name for some temperate members of the Celastraceae, a family of trees and shrubs (many of them climbing forms), widely distributed except in polar regions.
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I chewed Miraa, Linturi drunk Mursik to bind our marriage - Kitany
MIRAA FUNDS The signatories of the miraa funds account have now threatened to sue the bank and lawyer Kurauka for fraudulently withdrawing Sh536,000 from the bank account.
'We in BiH are still dealing with non-transparent and discriminatory public procurement procedures that almost completely destroys active competition and are inefficient, uneconomic and unscrupulous,' added MiraA!cija.
He found a thriving local economy where miraa was commonly snared to cement relationships among traders.
Miraa, who gave only his nom de guerre, said the fight took place near the northern Somalia coastal town of Las Qorey.
The study was conducted in nine randomly chosen schools in Kisumu town, and assessed mainly alcohol, cigarettes, cannabis (commonly known as bhang), inhalants and khat (commonly known as miraa), the main drugs of abuse in secondary schools in Kenya.
But the pair have come under fire after backing plans to import three tons of the drug miraa - commonly known as khat - into the UK on a daily basis.
Forty-six per cent of people questioned had used khat - also known as qat, gat, and miraa - in the past week, while almost one in five were de-pendent on it.
Women are also engaged in activities such as selling fruit and vegetables as well as miraa, also known as khat, which is a mild narcotic drug inducing stamina.
All aspects of Kenyan life are included, a final section 'Life Under Moi' covering the chewing of miraa, the problems of housing, unemployment and Aids, and two graphic articles on life in prison by a man sentenced to death.
Too much miraa chewing has been blamed for dysfunctional marriages in Lamu county.