The African Israel Nineveh Church Arch Bishop Evans Chadiva Amugune has condemned Members of Parliament for passing a bill that prohibits Kenyan farmers from locally producing their own seeds.
Speaking when he led special prayers for Binyenya Polytechnic in Likuyani Sub-County, Bishop Amugune termed the shs 2 million fines attached for breaking such law or imprisoned for three years as outrageous and retrogressive in fighting hunger attacking Kenyans.
He regretted that the law will oppress millions of Kenyans who don’t have the capacity to buy expensive seeds sold by different legalized companies.
Amugune instead called on the Members of Parliament to pass laws that protect Kenyan small scale farmers other than those that oppress them.
The Bishop now wants President Uhuru Kenyatta not to assent to the proposed law arguing that there was a scheme by certain leaders to benefit from the process.
“Our President please don’t approve that proposed law because it will impoverish Kenyan farmers who already depend on locally produced seeds,” Bishop Amugune pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
However, Bishop Amugune called on the political leaders to exercise the highest level of political tolerance as the country enters General Elections on 9th August.
The Church Minister urged Kenyans to ignore leaders who advocate hatred and division as they seek to be elected or re-elected.
Amugune further used the opportunity to urge the locals around Binyenya Polytechnic to embrace technical courses offered by the institution adding that it was the only way to self-employment especially among the youths.