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"This Is Not The Spirit Of Bottom Up We Wanted" UDA Mp Says As GMO Maize Debate Head To Parliament

The debate surrounding the importation of Genetically Modified Organisms in the Country has gone a notch higher after members of Parliament from the North Rift filed a motion in the National Assembly to curtail maize importation.

This comes after details emerged that 10,000 Tonnes of Maize has been shipped into the country. This is after the Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria cited that the government will allow Millers to import duty-free Maize to supplement the shortage in the country.

This move has sparked angry reactions from North Rift leaders who cited that the move will subject farmers to suffering. While speaking at the National Assembly, Emgwen Member of Parliament hon Kosgey called on the government to reverse its decision on GMO maize.

He said that maize importation will kill local maize Production which is not the spirit of Bottom they advocated for. He called on the Cabinet Secretary for Trade Moses Kuria to rethink his earlier remarks.

Others leaders from the Rift Valley led by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei had stated the same. They called on the Kenya Kwanza Government to halt maize importation until all maize from Farmers is bought.

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Emgwen Genetically Modified Maize Moses Kuria National Assembly


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