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Herbal High (18 of 18)
Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
26 May 2013

Kenyan labourers pack bunches of khat into banana leaves so they can be shipped to the UK. Sacks of khat arrive to Eastleigh at 2pm on a daily basis. The shrub and is ordered and bundled with the customer's name written on their sack. Local vendors then collect their parcels and sell them to local chewers. Khat is a a leafy stimulant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. In these areas, khat chewing has a long history as a social custom dating back thousands of years. Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. May, 2013.

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Herbal High (17 of 18)
Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
19 May 2013

Kenyan labourers package khat for the UK. Somalis own the export business, but Kenyans are used as cheap labour.

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Herbal High (16 of 18)
Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
19 May 2013

A young Kenyan carries boxes of khat to a large truck headed for Nairobi's biggest airport. Four days a week, shipments of khat are sent to the UK for Somali diaspora communities. Khat is a a leafy stimulant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. In these areas, khat chewing has a long history as a social custom dating back thousands of years. Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. May, 2013.