- The outspoken lawyer-cum politician was speaking on Monday at the Emuhaya youth talent.
- He said that GMO will not help fight hunger as claimed by the government but will only have negative impact on humans.
Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah has chided the government over its plans to import GMO foods into the country.
The former presidential candidate said GMO foods were banned in Mexico after their research found that genetically modified organisms are unfit for human consumption.
“Saa hizi mnaambiwa mambo ya GMO. Mexico wamekataa mambo ya GMO manake walifanya excercise, wanaume karibu mia tano huko Mexico walimea matiti kwa kula hiyo GMO na wanawake wakamea ndevu,” he said.
(You are being told about GMO. Mexico rejected the foods after research, about 500 men developed breasts and women grew beards)
The outspoken lawyer-cum politician was speaking on Monday at the Emuhaya youth talent.
He said that GMO will not help fight hunger as claimed by the government but will only have negative impact on humans.
Wajackoyah claimed, without providing proof, that should the foods be allowed into the country, what happened in Mexico will be replicated in Kenya.
“Hiyo mambo ya GMO nayo tumekataa, lakini ikiwa mtakula hiyo GMO, wanawake watamea ndevu na wanaume watamea matiti.”
(We have rejected GMOs, but if you consume the foods, women will grow beards and men will develop breasts)
In October this year, Mexico announced that it was considering direct agreements with farmers in the United States, Argentina and Brazil to secure non-genetically modified yellow corn imports, with the country's deputy agriculture minister saying that a 2024 ban on GM corn would not be amended.
Deputy Agriculture Minister Victor Suarez said Mexico is on track to halve its U.S. imports of yellow corn, used primarily for livestock feed, when the ban comes into effect in 2024 through increased domestic production.
In November, however, a row between the US and Mexico over a plan by the latter to ban imports of genetically modified corn by 2024 deepened.
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned Mexico's president that the US would be forced to take legal action if no "acceptable resolution" was found.
Mexico argues that genetically modified seeds are a threat to its own ancient native corn varieties.
But Mexico's president said he would seek a deal with the US.