Somalia temporary paused miraa planes
Federal Government of Somalia has temporarily stopped miraa or khat plane entry into the country.
Minister for Aviation Ali Ahmed Jangili has officially confirmed to the media.
Jangili said miraa planes will be stopped for sometime without giving further details on the main reason behind the decision.
Somalia is the largest market for Kenyan stimulant plant largely chewed by Somalis and Arabs after several European states banned the export years ago.
More than 16 planes carrying miraa enter Somalia every day.
The move by Somali government is a big blow to Kenyan farmers who are already struggling to retain the market.