Moses Kuria Faults Ruto Over Sonko Insults Against Uhuru

  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria addressing the media on May 22,2020.
    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria addressing the media on May 22, 2020.
  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Sunday, January 17 faulted Deputy President William Ruto over controversial remarks that former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has made in the recent past.

    Kuria condemned the sensational remarks that Sonko has been making at rallies where he has accompanied the DP particularly those made against President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

    In an apparent swipe at the deputy president, the Gatundu South MP indicated that those who were tagging along Sonko were to blame. 

    "Those people moving about with Sonko when he says such words, he is not a person to be handed a microphone, he should first be taken to a mental hospital.

    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) shares a light moment with DP William Ruto at the latter's office in Nairobi on Saturday, January 9, 2021

    "Those giving him the microphone are wrong because he should be taken to hospital when I get hold of him I'll first take him to Mathare Hospital to have him checked," noted Moses Kuria.

    Sonko alleged that there was a plan to kill him and Ruto as he went ahead to warn the Deputy President not to partake in anything that is offered to him at State House.

    The former Nairobi Governors also uttered unprintable insults against the head of state and members of the first family. 

    Kuria blamed Ruto as he was with Sonko while addressing residents in Kiserian and Matasia towns in the company of more than 40 MPs.

    During the Saturday rally, the former Nairobi Governor went ahead and called for the impeachment of President Uhuru Kenyatta claiming that he had violated the constitution and divided Kenyans.

    He was referring to a remark the president made on Saturday, January 9, that communities outside Kikuyu and Kalenjin should take over the presidency when he retires.

    Moses Kuria condemned Sonko for his words and urged him to exercise caution despite being impeached as the Nairobi Governor. 

    "Some of us have really suffered because of our association with Ruto, but we do not let our anger overcome our sanity. I want to tell Sonko, anger should not drive you to say what you told the President, even if we are angered you leave somethings to God.

    "I have kids so does the President, if children hear what Sonko said, they will not be happy, I don't see justice in that," he added.

    Kuria noted that he was ousted from a number of Parliamentary committees with Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika also suffering the same fate but have not retaliated.

    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) with President Uhuru Kenyatta
    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) with President Uhuru Kenyatta at a function On May 10, 2018