Uhuru bans chewing of miraa for all Presidential escort officers

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All Presidential escort officers have been barred from chewing miraa and muguka.

In a notice from the head of presidential escort unit, the ban takes effect from July 6.

The notice signed by George Kirera said the ban follows health risks that the substance has posed on majority of the officers.

“Please be informed that it has been noted with high level of concern by this office that chewing miraa and muguka is posing a lot of health risk to our personnel and their families,” read part of the notice.

It further read, “With effect from July 6, 1400 hrs, no Prescort personnel or civilian residing within the camps will be allowed to chew miraa or muguka within the camps or work station”.

According to the notice, any officer who will breach the directive will face severe administrative action.

“Bring this information to the attention of all personnel and acknowledgement receipt of this signal on or before July 7,” the notice read.

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