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December 20th, 2016 / The Star, Kenya

Students from five public universities have threatened to usher in the New Year with massive nationwide protests if the Jubilee administration fails to reverse the ban on genetically modified food products.

University student leaders yesterday said the ban is hurting learners undertaking biotechnology courses in terms of much time they spend researching on GMOs and their future careers.

The student union leaders spoke at a press conference in Nairobi.

They included Babu Owino (University of Nairobi), Sam Were (Kenyatta Univeristy), Towett Ng’etich (Moi University), Doreen Mwenda (Kenyatta University), Anyungu Wanyungu (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology) and Antony Mumo (Egerton University).

They accused the government and the National Environment Management Authority of derailing scientific research in the food industry in failing to lift the GMO ban. See more