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Kuria Makes U-Turn on His Remarks About Importing Maize as Ship With 55,000 Tonnes Docks in Mombasa

Trade, Industry and Investment Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has made a sudden U-turn on his remarks concerning the government's plan to import 10 million bags of maize to the country.

Kuria, who spoke during a funeral event in Trans Nzoia County on Saturday said that the decision on whether the government will import the said maize or not will be resolved on Tuesday next week when President William Ruto convenes a Cabinet meeting at State House.

"We have a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, and it is from that meeting that I will be given directions. Therefore, I want to tell farmers you have at least 72 hours to give out the maize in your stores. The thing is that we do not want to import maize whether GMO or not, but we do not want to see any Kenyan die of hunger."

His remarks came after a section of leaders from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance camp, and Kenya Kwanza team from Western and Rift Valley vehemently opposed the move by the government to import maize, saying that the farmers in the different counties across their regions were harvesting the produce.

At the same breathe, a ship carrying 55,000 tonnes of wheat has docked in Mombasa port from Ukraine, which comes days after Deputy Presidnet Rigathi Gachagua held a meeting with the Ukraine Ambassador to Kenya, Andriy Pravednyk.

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