Moses Kuria Faces Expulsion From Jubilee

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 faces expulsion from Jubilee after he was accused of insubordination against President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

The decision to expel Kuria is owed to the fact that he fronted George Koimburi as a candidate in the May 18 Juja by-election. Koimburi will vie on a People's Empowerment Party (PEP) against Jubilee's Susan Njeri Waititu. 

Nominated MP Cecily Mbarire and Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga are also in line to be kicked out from the party, according to Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe. Mbarire and Omanga were accused of opposing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). 

KTN News anchor Ken Mijungu (left) interviews Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe (right) on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

On Wednesday, May 12, Jubilee's National Management Committee authorised the party's disciplinary committee to initiate the summoning, investigation and hearing of the three MPs. 

"We have asked the Jubilee disciplinary committee to take up the matter and summon him to answer to the accusations. 

"If he is culpable, we will remove him from the party through expulsion; we must retain discipline in our party," Murathe declared. 

Speaking on KTN News, later on, he reiterated that his words shall come to pass and that Kuria should be wary of losing his parliamentary seat after being expelled.

Murathe argued that he announced the expulsion of Isaac Mwaura as Nominated Senator and Soy MP Caleb Kositany from the Deputy Secretary-General post in a similar manner. 

"We shall conduct a by-election in Gatundu when we kick out Kuria. Let him run on PEP and we shall have a Jubilee candidate and the people will choose," Murathe vowed. 

Kuria, while speaking to, declined to comment on his planned ouster, stating that he would take his time to comprehend the situation before responding to his bosses. 

"I will respond after the Juja by-election," he further posted on his social media pages. 

From left: Deputy President William Ruto, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri at June Ruto's engagement party in Karen on Saturday, May 8, 2021