On December 15, court proceedings will begin in the lawsuit brought by Paul Mwangi, contesting the constitutionality of the government’s decision to import GMOs.
Mwangi, a longtime lawyer for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party Leader Raila Odinga, has objected to the decision-making process.
Mwangi filed a petition for an injunction against further imports, arguing that the decision was unlawful.
He also warned that farmers and consumers would be put at risk if the restriction, which had been in place since 2012, were lifted.
GMO importation news was met with strong opposition from several government officials.
Moses Kuria, cabinet secretary for trade and industry, was also questioned, with some lawmakers threatening to impeach him.
Due to the scarcity and high cost of maize products, the CS decided to allow the importation of 10 million bags of maize.
Legislators from regions with significant maize production argued against the proposal, saying it would have a negative impact on maize prices throughout the nation and force their regions to take a financial hit.
The CS, nevertheless, brushed off the criticism and reiterated his earlier commitment to maintaining the country’s cheap maize flour costs.