Moses Kuria: The Presidency is Vacant, Ruto Should Take Over Till 2022

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (in red tie) with his Deputy William Ruto during the 2013 elections campaigns
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (in red tie) with his Deputy William Ruto during the 2013 elections campaigns
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  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Tuesday, June 15, opined that Deputy President William Ruto should take over the Presidency until 2022, alleging that incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta has officially joined the opposition.

    Taking to social media, Kuria pointed out on recent reports of Uhuru in the Ukambani region, where he promised to back one candidate from the National Super Alliance (NASA) regime.

     The MP stated that Uhuru had left his duties as President and leader of the Jubilee party to become an activist for the NASA coalition. 

    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
    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
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    "Uhuru has left government to join the Opposition. Since there cannot be a vacuum, we urge Ruto to take over as President, Uhuru to go to the opposition. For the remaining period until 2022, Ruto should continue with the Jubilee government agenda according to the law," Kuria stated.

    He pointed to the time in 2007 when Uhuru left the opposition seat vacant in order to join the government- hinting that the Head of State had opted to do the same by aligning himself with the opposition. 

    "In 2007, Uhuru made history when he left the Office of the Leader of Official Opposition to support the government. He has done it again, this time leaving the Presidency to become a NASA activist," the MP claimed. 

    Further, Kuria poked holes in the 2018 handshake agreement between Uhuru and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga which ultimately birthed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

    "When Uhuru and Raila made the handshake agreement in 2018, Raila called his party members to explain to them what the agreement entailed. 

    "On the other hand, Uhuru has never called us (Jubilee) to explain the essence of the handshake as well as the BBI agenda, " he stated.

    He added that the Mt Kenya region has been forsaken by its leader and should now seek other alternatives during such unpredictable times. 

    "Our President is under siege, he has been taken captive, we have no one to turn to, we are on our own," he affirmed.

    As Kenyans inch closer to the 2022 General elections, the political landscape is shaping up with politicians eyeing their best interests in parties in a bid to secure their slots at the elections.

    This has seen turmoil within the ruling party (Jubilee) as well as likely coalitions between rivals in a bid to forward the strongest contender to the ballot. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) nd ODM leader Raila Odinga during a previous meeting
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and ODM leader Raila Odinga during a previous meeting.
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