MP Moses Kuria Defends President Uhuru’s Washenzi Remarks

  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s washenzi remark after they caused a storm countrywide.

    Speaking in an interview on Citizen TV, Kuria revealed that just like his own, the president’s remarks were taken out of context.

    “He has also been taken out of context, I don’t believe in any way that he meant the Mount Kenya people or Mount Kenya voters,” stated Kuria.

    He, however, acknowledged that the remarks might have been directed towards him since the President had the right to be angry especially that he had been taken out of context.

    “It could be myself, and maybe rightly so, because he has a right to be annoyed with me, my words were taken out of context,” he continued.

    Moses Kuria appears on Citizen TV

    He further divulged that his new year’s eve utterances had largely been intended for Kiambu County and not for the President.

    Kuria explained that Uhuru had given Gatundu constituency certificates of alcoholism to help eradicate the menace but the residents also deserved bigger projects such as roads and dams.

    “We are calling him to give us certificates of alcoholism, I said let us call the head of state to bring for us roads. Let us call him to bring for us water projects,” he disclosed.

    He, therefore, explained that his statement had been directed towards the Kiambu county government who should invite the President for bigger projects.

    Uhuru had faced severe backlash from a section of his supporters after he scolded leaders that had criticised his development.

    He had termed them as "washenzi" demanding that they stop bothering him.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past presser