This was after their calls for the CS to stop the importation of the grain until their produce is exhausted fell on a deaf ear.
However, on Wednesday, November 23, the former Gatundu South MP who is out of the country said in a statement that he will do everything possible to ensure that the cost of Unga comes down.
Kuria, said he was committed to fulfilling President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza manifesto even if it will cost him of his job.
The CS hit back to his critics stating that it was not time for politics and that the move to import the grain was a unanimous, collective, and irreducible minimum.
“The Government campaigned on a pledge to Lower the cost of living and ensure no Kenyan dies of hunger. This is our unanimous and collective primary duty and an irreducible minimum,
“We will do exactly that even as we safeguard the interest of farmers. Bora uhai, siasa baadaye!” Moses Kuria said in a Tweet.
Earlier the CS was on the spot after he said that it’s better for Kenyans to die eating genetically modified maize than to die of hunger.
“Being in this country you are a candidate for death and because there are many things competing for death in this country, there is nothing wrong with adding GMOs to that list,” Kuria said.
The Business Daily reported that a ship carrying 10,000 tonnes of imported maize was due to dock at the port of Mombasa on Tuesday, November 22.
But MPs from the Rift Valley region warned government agencies including the Kenya National Trading Corporation (KNTC) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) against clearing imports in the absence of a gazette notice.
They said they will hold to account any person who will allow offloading of the 10,000 tonnes of imported maize.