Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria allegedly stormed out of a Mt Kenya politician’s unity meeting with Mt Kenya leaders after being scolded over William Ruto links.
On Tuesday, August 17, the outspoken legislator was holding a meeting with Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, TSP leader Mwangi Kiunjuri and other members of the central unity caucus.
In the meeting, the members confronted Moses Kuria over his address to the press, saying that the politician’s statement show he supports Deputy President William Ruto.
Unable to bear the heat, unapologetic Moses Kuria stormed out of the meeting.
Speaking to the Star Newspaper, The New Democrats Party leader Thuo Mathenge said he confronted Kuria over William Ruto links, portraying attendants as Ruto’s supporters.
“I was very bitter with Kuria when he tried to turn the meeting into a Tanga Tanga (a breakaway political wing of Jubilee party which supports deputy President William Ruto) function and I had to confront him,” Mathenge said.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua clarified that their caucus has no favorite candidate, but is focused on unity.
“The forum for Mt Kenya region is not about the individual but uniting the mountain for the region to speak with one voice,” she said.
The disagreements exposed just how tough it will be to get Mt Kenya region to speak with one voice ahead of the 2022 General Election.
As the region tries to speak in one voice, Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi have declared their interest to vie for the presidency at a time President Uhuru Kenyatta (considered the region’s spokesperson) is trying to have Raila Odinga succeed him in 2022.
Already Martha Karua and former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo have told off President Uhuru Kenyatta against trying to push his succession plan down the throat of Mt Kenya region.
In today’s meeting, Moses Kuria also rubbished claims he and those trying to have the region speak with one voice are trying to sell Mt Kenya votes to the highest bidder.
The Chama Cha Kazi leader said he is deep in William Ruto’s camp but will not hesitate to try to be part of those who ensure Mt Kenya region speaks with one voice in the coming elections.