Yusuf urged CS Kuria to avoid saying anything that would incite public controversy but rather he should respect the role he has been given. “His brain is disconnected from his mouth. He speaks whatever he wants regardless of the consequences and he is a Cabinet Secretary
Kamukunji constituency legislator Yusuf Hassan has suggested that Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria should be given a minder if he fails to tone down his divisive comments in public. Yusuf’s sentiments come amid a controversial statement made by Moses Kuria when he announced the importation of the now-controversial GMO maize.
CS Kuria said that there was nothing wrong with adding genetically modified food products to the long list of deathtraps that Kenyans face daily. “By just being in this country, you are a candidate for death. And because there are so many things competing to kill you, there is nothing wrong with adding GMOs to that list,” Kuria said on Thursday.
Speaking during an interview, Yusuf urged CS Kuria to avoid saying anything that would incite public controversy but rather he should respect the role he has been given. “His brain is disconnected from his mouth. He speaks whatever he wants regardless of the consequences and he is a Cabinet Secretary. What he says carries weight now. He should respect the office that he holds and should respect the citizens of Kenya,” he said.
“He is now talking about GMOs as if it is an ordinary thing and about death and suffering. He should be careful and if not then he should have a minder, to keep him away from the media.” The GMO question has been met with opposition, the Azimio One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga termed the lifting of the ban on genetically modified food products as insincere and incoherent. Ugunja Constituency MP Opiyo Wandayi seemed to share the same thoughts on the new GMO maize noting that there could be an ulterior motive.
“Why has there been no effort to get ordinary maize from other parts of the world or was importation of GMOs part of the pre-election deal between President William Ruto and foreign backers?” Wandayi asked.