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Raila King of Double Speak? Mt Kenya MP Deconstructs Raila For Opposing Importation of GMO Food

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has been termed as "king of double speak" over his stand to oppose the importation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) foods.

According to Molo MP Kuria Kimani, the former prime minister Raila Odinga has gone against his own words on GMO made on 3rd August, 2011 in the 10th National Assembly.

"One of the problems I have with the former prime minister Raila Odinga is that most of times he opposes things just for the sake it. I'm saying this because in August, 3rd 2011, Raila defended GMO on the floor of the National Assembly" said Molo MP Kuria Kimani

"In view of the food situation in the country, I shall be signing instruments to allow duty free imports of GMO and Non-GMO maize into the country for the next six months" added Kuria.

Speaking on Sunday, Raila called the government to reverse decision on importation of GMO and non-GMO maize into the country and subsidize local farmers for surplus food production.

However, Raila, had in August, 2011 backed the use of GMO foods, describing those opposed to it as "conservative purveyors of alarm".

"Developed nations like US, Canada, Argentina and many countries in the European Union which have stringent safety and testing standards have embraced genetic engineering of food crops to improve food yields and develop pest resistant crop varieties" said Raila during the fourth session in the tenth parliament on 3rd, August, 2011.

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