President William Ruto and his cabinet have come under fire over their decision to lift a ban on the Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO.
Hours after the Cabinet gave a green light on the importation and consumption of GMO, Kenyans have been divided on the decision.
Lawyer Miguna Miguna, a Kenya Kwanza ally, has categorically opposed the decision, saying GMO foods are unsafe.
“Genetically Modified foods and seeds are not good for human beings. They cannot be good for Africans in general and Kenyans in particular,” the controversial lawyer said on Monday.
However, Miguna defended President Ruto, laying the blame on the outgoing cabinet.
“President Ruto’s cabinet has neither been vetted nor sworn in. The cabinet that approved GMOs today was appointed by Uhuru Kenyatta. But on the GMO issue, we are saying a firm NO,” he said.
President Ruto on Monday chaired his predecessor’s cabinet, during which a ban on GMO was lifted.
The ban has been in place for about 10 years.
“We are adopting emerging and new alternatives to farming that will ensure early maturity and more production of food to cushion millions of Kenyans from perennial famine,” said the President.
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