Moses Kuria Writes to Uhuru Over Ruto's Planned Visit 

  • Deputy President William Ruto (left) with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at a private wedding at Greens Golf Resort, Thika on Friday, November 29, 2019.
    Deputy President William Ruto (left) with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at a private wedding at Greens Golf Resort, Thika on Friday, November 29, 2019.
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  • Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta over an alleged plot to disrupt DP William Ruto's planned visit to Mt Kenya.

    Kuria, in a long post directed to the President, claimed that goons had been hired to pluck campaign banners announcing Deputy President William Ruto's visit to Gatanga on Sunday, February 28.

    Kuria shared pictures online, which he claimed showed certain individuals destroying posters. Kenyans.co.ke could not, however, independently very the authenticity of the photos.

    The MP urged Uhuru to keep his word and ensure that chaos and violence do not mar the event.

    DP William Ruto at a boda boda event in Kiambu County on Friday, January 12, 2021.
    DP William Ruto at a boda boda event in Kiambu County on Friday, January 12, 2021.
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    "Mr President do not allow politically instigated bloodshed, be the hallmark of your legacy. Muranga County voted for you with 98% of their votes. They are your in-laws," Kuria said.

    Further, in his plea, Kuria went down memory lane, reminding Uhuru of the sacrifice that the Mt Kenya region made for his family to ascend to the Presidency. 

    "Kariuki Njiiri (son of the famous colonial senior chief Njiiri of Murang'a) vacated the Kigumo Legco seat to pave way for your father when he was released from prison after Kiambu MPs refused.

    "Mr President do not stand by and allow Muranga people to be paid back this way," he urged Uhuru.

    Known to be a staunch supporter of the DP Ruto, Kuria was recently put on the spot by a section of politicians who claimed that he was a double agent out to spy on the Tanga Tanga brigade.

    The claims were, however, disputed by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, who stated that the rumors were being propagated by their rivals as a means to divide them.

    "There is nothing to spy on in the Hustler Nation. We don’t have secrets. We are not after power, but an empowerment movement. Moles are for kitendawilis. Stop the propaganda.

    "The stories targeting Kuria are just but divide and rule tactics by the enemy. We are focused," Murkomen stated.

    Initially, before the MP jumped ship to the DP side, Kuria was known for his allegiance to the President. In a past interview, he detailed his fallout with the President noting that people close to Kenyatta edged him out of Uhuru's goodwill.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Dandora on February 19, 2021
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Dandora on February 19, 2021
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