Moses Kuria Unveils New Party

  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria speaking during the burial of musician Mighty Salim in Nakuru County
    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria speaking during the burial of musician Mighty Salim in Nakuru County
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  • Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria shared a video of some offices of what most presume to be his new party after falling out with PEP officials.

    In a video shared on his Facebook account on Saturday, July 24, Kuria seemed to have settled for Chama Cha Kazi as his party of choice ahead of the 2022 General Election.

    The video showed that the party had gone above and beyond to open offices in major counties across the country. It is not exactly clear why Kuria abandoned the People's Empowerment Party's (PEP) but various reports claimed that the party had kicked him out.

    Chama Cha Kazi new offices in Murang'a County
    Chama Cha Kazi new offices in Murang'a County
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    CCK also unveiled a slogan that seems to be in line with Deputy President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) which is promoting the "Bottom's Up" economic approach. CCK's slogan read "Kazi na Pesa" while UDA's states "Kazi Ni Kazi".

    However, Kuria who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke on Thursday, December 17, 2020, stated that losses by Jubilee in the by-elections held at that time were an indication of the ruling party's dwindling support in Central Kenya.

    "Jubilee has lost grip of Mt Kenya completely. People's Empowerment Party (PEP) is the future," Kuria, PEP's party leader claimed.

    Kuria had stated that he would not lead the Kikuyu community into joining the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party which will likely field a presidential candidate in 2022 whom many speculate will be Deputy President William Ruto.

    Speaking on Wednesday, July 21, Kuria explained that he would drum up support for DP Ruto but he will not join the party that many pundits speculated he would have used to contest.

    Kuria told Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata to communicate his stance to the UDA team which is headed by Deputy President William Ruto.  

    He added that Mt Kenya leaders would be answerable to their community in the event that the relationship with Ruto failed in the future. 

    "If you go for dowry negotiations and you are being carried in a car donated by the groom, the groom's family will not respect you and you will not get much. I will not be counted among those negotiating dowry from a point of weakness. This is message is for Kang'ata so that he can deliver it to our boss."

    "We have done the bigger thing by supporting someone that isn't from our community but when we start planning ourselves and form our own party we should not be called tribalists. If things go south, and they often do, what will we tell our people? These days even women who are getting married do not burn the bed they were sleeping on in their parent's house," Kuria stated.

    The MP also asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to keep off the 2022 Presidential elections and advised him to follow the example of retired President Mwai Kibaki who left politics once his term in office was over.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta commissions the Gichagi Health Centre on Tuesday night, July 6.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta commissions the Gichagi Health Centre on Tuesday night, July 6.
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