East Africa Legislative Assembly(EALA) MP-elect Winnie Odinga says Kenya should learn from countries that have consumed GMO foods on its effects.
She says GMO’s are not good for the country.
Winnie instead wants the government to empower farmers to produce enough for local consumption and export.
Speaking on Spice FM, she cautioned the government against sacrificing the well being of Kenyans for short term gains.
“Politics aside,GMO is not good for Kenya.We need to learn from other countries who have been consuming them.
“I have lived in the US and you can see the size of most citizens which can be attributed to consumption of GMO food,”she said.
The debate on GMO foods has divided the country with opposition leader Raila Odinga accusing the government of betraying Kenyans.
Odinga wants President Ruto to involve Kenyans in the discussion on whether Kenya is ready for GMO or not.
Political leaders from the maize growing regions have opposed the move saying that Kenya has enough harvest to feed her people.
Nyeri Catholic Arch-Bishop Antony Muheria wants the State to be careful on the decision to allow GMO imports into the country.
Muheria wants government to seek expert opinion before making any decision.
Trade CS Moses Kuria says mportation of GMO maize will enhance the food security situation in the country