Martha Karua: Maize offers get-rich-quickly route for Kenyan wheeler-dealers

"In the grand coalition government as Agriculture minister, Ruto was associated with maize scandal. We are now set for Season Two of the maize scandal, ships docking with consignment of maize before rules of importation are known and when local farmers are harvesting," alleged Karua.

She further stated that Ruto was in a hurry to lift the GMO ban that had been in existence since 2012 by engaging President Uhuru Kenyatta's Cabinet which was on its way out.

According to Karua, the president's move to lift the ban was null and void because he engaged a Cabinet that had limited powers.

However, Article 153 of the Constitution on the Decisions, Responsibility and Accountability of the Cabinet says that the Cabinet's decisions must be in writing, and the Executive members have to convene to agree.