Nyeri, 21 November, 2022 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has termed as “distasteful and disrespectful to Kenyans” the remarks, which the country’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Trade and Industrialization made on the legalization of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) foods.
On November 17, CS Moses Kuria admitted that GMOs foods can lead to loss of life.
“We have so many things that can kill us in the country. Being in this country you are a candidate for death and because there are many things competing for death in this country, there is nothing wrong with adding GMOs to that list,” Mr. Kuria said.
He added, “That is why we have deliberately decided to allow GMOs in this country until we are satisfied that we have enough maize, the staple food.”
The Kenyan CS who was addressing traders further said, “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 for the next six months."