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Statement of Kenya

Kenya noted increased numbers of people who use drugs, especially along the Indian Ocean coastline. This situation was described as a“Drain on national resources’. The statement noted that drug use was emerging as being linked to increasing incidence of HIV.

Cannabis most used drug in the country. Heroin and cocaine are ‘increasingly finding their way to all parts of the country’. Khat is also widely sued.

‘Treatment is not only expensive it drains society’s resources’, according to the statement.

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