• Moses Kuria says he is determined to make sure no Kenyan dies from hunger.

Moses Kuria . The trade CS says he is determined not to let any Kenyan die from hunger.
Moses Kuria . The trade CS says he is determined not to let any Kenyan die from hunger.
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In a statement on Tuesday, Trade CS Moses Kuria defended Maize importation saying that it is Kenyans' lives at stake.

"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," Kuria said.

"We will do exactly that even as we safeguard the interest of farmers. Bora uhai, siasa baadaye!"

The CS is under fire after a section of the Rift Valley MPs threatened to collect signatures to impeach him.

MPs led by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei protested the importation of maize, demanding that the Trade ministry halts the process immediately.

"As MPs from maize-producing regions, we seek to know the reason as to why ships are already docking in Mombasa Port without the laid out legal procedures," Cherargei said.

Pokot South MP David Pkosing said that they will collect signatures from Wednesday seeking to impeach Kuria if he doesn't change.

"He will be the first Cabinet Secretary to leave office. We will impeach him. We will collect signatures if he doesn't change," he said.

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