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Raila's Past Video of 2011 Supporting GMO Surface Online Sparking Heated Debate

The debate about the GMO has been the hot topic of discussion in Kenya in the recent weeks. This is after William Ruto's administration agreed to allow the importation of the GMO maize into the country sparking a heated debate especially on its health factors.

Leading in the attack is the Azimio leader Raila Odinga who has been sending salvos to the Ruto administration terming their move to allow GMO maize into the country as a betrayal for Kenyans and Kenyan farmers.

In a hard-hitting statement, Raila faulted the President William Ruto-led government for hurriedly lifting a ban - that had been existing since 2012 - on GMO foods, and the subsequent authorisation of duty-free importation of 10 million bags of GMO maize.

"We consider the decision to lift ban on GMO foods and their importation a betrayal to our country. On this, the Ruto administration is not working for Kenya. He is being a puppet, working for the foreign nations and their multinationals against our interest as a nation," Raila said.

Even as Raila Odinga continues to attack the Ruto administration, it has now emerged that Raila was a strong supporter of the GMO some years back when he was the Prime Minister. In a video that has been making headlines online, While serving as Prime Minister in 2011, Raila was defending the consumption of the GMO foods arguing that advanced countries like the US and Canada had authorised its consumption without fear.

"Embrace science. Conservatism will kill innovation. These countrys I've named here are fairly civilized, advanced, they would not allowed their population to cosume GMO food if it is harmful. GMO foods currently available in international market have passed risk assessment and not likely to present risks for human health," Raila said at the time.

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