10,000 tonnes of imported maize are anticipated to arrive in the nation today.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) representatives who talked to the Nation claim that the items already on a ship will arrive in the nation before a formal gazette notice formally authorizing imports into the country is published.
The officials did point out that the type and provenance of the maize anticipated to enter the nation are unknown.
A KPA corporate communications office stated, “We will check for you the details after the manifest is confirmed through customs today.”
On November 21, 2022, Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary (CS) Moses Kuria made the announcement that the maize would be imported by the private sector. He added that no maize would be imported by the government.
“We will announce in the Gazette that millers and anyone else may import maize duty-free for a period of six months. According to Kuria, the government won’t import any corn.
Kuria declared on Thursday, November 17, 2022, that he would open the door for the importing of 10 million bags of GMO corn at no duty in order to combat the impacts of hunger.
He continued by saying that he would sign the gazette notice approving the importation of 10 million bags of duty-free maize. The six-month duty-free period for the importation of maize is anticipated.