Prime Minister Raila Odinga has promised to explore more markets for miraa (khat) to boost the income of farmers in Meru North region. Speaking when he toured the region on Saturday, Mr Odinga said the stimulant was not a drug and the government ought to look for more markets, especially in East Africa and Europe. I will talk to my friend Mr Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania to seek more markets there. Miraa should be sold in many more markets. The twigs should not be classified as a drug. If it was a drug, our doctors would have said so, he told residents who thronged the Maua Municipal Stadium. The PM also promised to link the Mwingi-Isiolo-Moyale road with Maua to help residents transport the crop faster. Mr Odinga was responding to appeals by area leaders who included Higher education assistant minister Kilemi Mwiria, Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi, Nyambene county council chairman Henry Mworia and former Igembe North MP Maoka Maore. The PM also pledged Sh700 million for the construction of a drainage system.