Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria, has chided the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) for omitting Mt Kenya leaders in its campaign posters.
Kuria was reacting to two campaign posters that featured leaders from the Coast region, among them Owen Baya, Aisha Jumwa, Mohammed Ali and Hassan Omar. Deputy President William Ruto is expected to tour the coast region on Friday, February 4.
Interestingly, both posters also featured Ruto’s new political allies, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya leader, Moses Wetangula.Digital posters by the UDA party posted on their platforms ahead of Ruto's visit to the coastal region on Friday, February 4, 2022UDA Party
Kuria took a swipe at UDA for not including Mt Kenya leaders in the campaigns front row, suggesting that they (Mt Kenya leaders) do not have a controlling stake in the party.
The outspoken Legislator challenged his colleagues from the vote-rich region to take charge of the campaigns if they have to lead by example and benefit from the political alliances being formed.
“Dear my beloved colleagues Mithika Linturi, Cecily Mbarire, Alice Wahome, Ndindi Nyoro, Rigathi Gachagua, Kimani Ichungwa and Susan Kihika. When our children see these photos they truly believe our region has reached political menopause and they can no longer look up to us anymore,” Kuria stated on his social platforms.
“They will grow up with low self-esteem and subservient to anything. It's called subliminal communication. Please insist to tag EVEN one of you in these photos even if it is in black and white photo.”
The Chama Cha Kazi party leader further supported his swipe with the fact that Western region had two of its kingpins on the posters.
“You can see the Mulembe Nation has not one but two here. Well done Mulembe Nation! I might appear petty but I know what I am saying na mimi SIPANGWINGWI!” Kuria added.
The comments by Kuria come as leaders from the region insist on making DP Ruto’s running mate position their reserve. Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura is on record stating that the region should not get less than a running mate position, despite Ruto's alliance with Mudavadi.
Among the names fronted for the position include that of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
Kuria was, in the meantime, pictured on Thursday, February 3, with Deputy President William Ruto in Dubai as he recovers from third degree burns he suffered late last year.
He is set to host a thanks giving rally later this month, one he has invited DP Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza allies.Deputy President William Ruto and his ally Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi pay a courtesy call to Moses Kuria in Dubai on Thursday, February 3, 2022Moses Kuria
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