Taking to social media on Saturday, April 30, the outspoken lawmaker termed President Uhuru’s action as primitive and childish.
“Refusing to greet someone is backward, primitive, petty, childish and a sign of very bad upbringing,” Kuria wrote on Facebook.
Sentiment by the Gatundu legislature on President Uhuru’s upbringing comes after the Head of State for the second time in a week avoided shaking hands with his deputy turned enemy, William Ruto.
Ruto who was receiving his boss at Nyayo stadium on Friday, April 29, during late president Mwai Kibaki’s requiem mass, had extended his right hand hoping for a handshake.
But the first in command who has bitterly fallen out with his deputy instead held his hands together as if in prayer and bowed in front of William Ruto suggesting that he did not want a handshake with his deputy.
Moments later, the head of state was seen having handshakes with other dignitaries in what seemed apparent that it was not about COVID-19 health protocols.
Kuria joins other allies of the DP Ruto who have blasted President Uhuru for publicly avoiding shaking hands with his estranged deputy.
While arriving at the parliament on Monday, April 25, to lead the nation in paying last respects to the former president whose body was lying in state at parliament buildings, President Uhuru also snubbed his deputy.
The president only bowed with his hands clasped as a sign of acknowledgment of those who had lined up to receive.
Commenting on the incident, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen took to Twitter to mock the president saying maybe the Head of State could have forgotten the gloves.
“At that moment the President realized that he forgot his gloves,” Murkomen wrote on Twitter.