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Kenyan Court Upholds Ban On Shisha

There are no more hopes for Shisha enthusiasts in Kenya to puff this substance again because court has upheld the ban imposed by the Ministry of Health, dealing a blow to efforts to lift it.

“The ban on shisha though irregular shall remain in force as this court cannot gamble with the health and future of generations of Kenyans,” Justice Roselyn Aburili said after a lengthy court process.

The Judge ruled that the well-being of Kenyans comes first than social and economic gains of shisha businessmen.

The ban on shisha was imposed on December 28, 2017, making Kenya the third in the region to enforce such a rule after Tanzania and Rwanda.

According to the judge there is a greater public interest in protecting and enforcing public health from harmful effects and practices associated with shisha consumption.

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