Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has ranted on the state of affairs within Deputy President William Ruto’s brigade after reportedly being labelled a mole despite his claims that he’s the reason behind the success of the party.
Speaking in Kigumo, Murang’a County on Tuesday, August 24, Kuria, in a no holds barred approach, posed a query as to how he would be a mole for an outgoing President who has expressed his desire to leave office after the 2022 General Election.
He noted that those pointing fingers at him within the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) outfit ought to change the conversation.
From left: Deputy President William Ruto, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri at June Ruto’s engagement party in Karen on Saturday, May 8, 2021DPPS
“I’m not going to stand here and allow someone to accuse me of being deep state. President Uhuru Kenyatta pronounced that he’s going home. So how can I be deep state for someone who is going home? Let’s change the conversation,” Kuria stated.
Kuria also claimed the bragging rights for UDA’s recent success in the Kiambaa by-elections. He stated that the party would not have gained victory were it not for his intervention.
According to the Gatundu South MP, the UDA brand had faced a string of losses in the previous by-elections while his People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) was fresh off gaining victory in the Juja by-elections.
The legislator felt displeased that the UDA brigade claimed his Juja victory as one of their own.
“I went ahead to win in Juja and after that, all these people, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and co. neither helped nor contributed in any way.
“They were there praising my victory as one for the hustler nation, I don’t know when this changed and when I became a criminal or an outcast for Gachagua to go all over blasting me because I have a party,” he wondered.
Kuria also pointed out that the UDA outfit had a debt to pay for the Kiambaa by-elections victory and should support his candidate in the next by-elections.
The wrangles between Kuria and the UDA outfit have been boiling over in the recent past.
The fallout played in Ruto’s recent Parliamentary Group meeting where he addressed Kuria’s absence from the meeting.
“Tell them that the only PEP MP who belongs to the hustler nation (George) Koimburi is here,” Ruto told Garissa MP Aden Duale during the presser.