Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has insisted that there must be a political party for the Mt Kenya region ahead of 2022 in what could worsen his relations with allies of Deputy President William Ruto.
According to the legislator, having a political party is the only way the region can fight for its rights in the next government and also negotiate with other parties.
Being the leader of the Chama cha Kazi party, Moses Kuria has rubbished calls to abandon his and other upcoming parties in the Mt Kenya region to be part of UDA, a party associated with William Ruto.
“There is no nation that can be stable without pillars, and the pillars are political parties,” Moses Kuria said.
He explained that the Mt Kenya region has decided to give up the presidential post in 2022, so they should not be blocked from having their own party.
“I think it is unfair. It is the first time, in 30 years, we have agreed that we are not going to have someone on top of the ticket from this region,
“Now we agree to that and you want to deny us the chance of having a party? It is unfair, unacceptable,” he said
Moses Kuria’s rant on a political party from the Mt. Kenya region comes after a refusal by UDA party to absorb the small parties in the central region insisting on politicians folding parties prior to joining the alliance.
“We and our supporters are determined to push for a party that has national look which is UDA. We cannot talk of forming a coalition at this moment,” Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata said recently.
The Senator also dismissed Moses Kuria’s group over plans to form other political parties without fully joining UDA.
“Those planning to establish a regional party want to draw Kenyans back to a period that has only brought weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth, but us…we belong to a unifying party called UDA,” Irungu Kang’ata added.
Moses Kuria has been on the record for saying that he supports DP William Ruto, but will not fold his party to join UDA.