Opposition leader Raila Odinga is set to lead a group of Rift Valley leaders to oppose president Ruto’s lift on the ban on Genetically Modified Organisms in the country.
While addressing the press Odinga shunned the move siting it as exposing the Kenyan citizens to health conditions which might pose as risks.
He is therefore joining forces with leaders in Kenya kwanza government from the RIft Valley and those from the maize growing zones in Kenya to voice out their disapproval on the same.
“We will in one voice support the proposal from the RIft Valley leaders that the government should not continue with the GMO importation plan into our market, “said Odinga.
The plan which was confirmed by the Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria will see the allowing of duty free imports of Genetically Modified Organisms in the country into the country for six months.
The decision to lift the ban was deliberated on in a cabinet meeting held by President Ruto and therefore approved the lift on the same.
The ban was set back in 2012 under the leadership of President Kibaki after serious counsel from the Health Minister Beth Mugo.
Nandi senator Samson Cherargei and Narok senator Ladama Olekina are but part of the Kenyan leaders who have come out to challenge the government over the made decision.