Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has clarified his relationship with Deputy President William Ruto after speculations were rife that the two were on the verge of parting ways.
Speaking at Kinamba trading Centre in Ng’arua division of Laikipia County on Sunday, August 8, the legislator downplayed his decision to skip a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting hosted by Ruto at the DP’s Karen residence on August 5.
The MP added that his relationship had not deteriorated contrary to press reports which indicated that the two had clashed over Kuria’s failure to join the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
“Everyone should know that my choice of the presidential candidate for the 2022 general elections is the Deputy President,” he told the gathering.
Deputy President William Ruto.THE STANDARD
“You guys know that I am a supporter of the hustler, I am a staunch supporter”, the MP added.
Kuria, however, warned his colleagues and the electorate against joining Ruto’s UDA.
“Women do not burn down their beds when they leave their parents’ home and get married. One will always regret when coming back where they belong, after being knocked out of the home of an unwanted host,” the vocal politician warned.
The DP had taken a swipe at Kuria for missing the Karen meeting on Thursday, August 5, with the legislator having opted to attend other matters.
“Tell them that the only PEP MP who belongs to the hustler nation (George) Koimburi is here,” Ruto was heard instructing Duale after a question on Kuria’s absence.
The Gatundu South MP later revealed that he skipped Ruto’s meeting to attend a meeting of the National Assembly Implementation Committee to deliberate on measures of ensuring the completion of the Ronald Ngala Tourism College.
Kuria has been marketing his own party, the Chama Cha Kazi Party after he lost control of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP).
He is also a perceived contender for the position of Ruto’s running mate which is dominated by Mt Kenya politicians including TSP Party Leader Mwangi Kiunjuri and Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.