Kuria maintained that the handshake was of national importance and should be treated as such hence why the opposition leader tasked him with such a responsibility.
“When I met Raila at his office last week, we discussed a lot about uniting Kenyans. He asked me to help preach unity across the country and I agreed,” Kuria stated.
“Raila told me that the handshake would be useless if it is left at the national level between him and Uhuru," he added.
Kuria stated: “Raila told me that the handshake would be useless if it is left at the national level between him and Uhuru."
The Gatundu MP added: “He (Raila) insisted that I lead a process of devolving to both Jubilee and NASA strongholds at the grass root."
The legislator, who travelled alone from Mt Kenya, promised locals that he will use his position as the vice chairperson of Roads Committee in the National Assembly to ensure four roads are tarmacked in Luo Nyanza.
Kuria was hosted by area MP Dr Lilian Gogo and Homa Bay County Women representative Gladys Wanga who echoed his sentiments and stressed on the need for unity and national cohesion.
Wanga, once a fierce Jubilee critic, noted that the best way to spread the peace message was for Jubilee MPs to tour NASA strongholds and vice versa.