Moses Kuria: I Deserve Answers from Ruto, Mudavadi

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    Deputy President William Ruto and his ally Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi pay a courtesy call to Moses Kuria in Dubai on Thursday, February 3, 2022
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  • Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has hit out at the Kenya Kwanza principals, Deputy President William Ruto, Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his FORD-Kenya counterpart, Moses Wetangula, over their political stance in the recent past.

    Appearing on TV on Wednesday, February 16, Kuria noted that at the time he left Kenya, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), and ANC were keen to point out issues based on economy and debt crisis within the country- a position that Kuria supported.

    He, however, expressed doubt in their recent stance about calls abolishing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) should they take over power in August. 

    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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    "There is a lot of vagueness in terms of where we stand. Before Mudavadi joined Kenya Kwanza, he was talking about issues of debt, things which I supported. We have agreed on a lot of things with him about the economy and I have a lot of respect for him. 

    "I see that contesting against CBC is a new agenda for that movement. Do I subscribe to that? No. Do I deserve answers from people from that movement to tell me when it became our corporate joint policy to oppose CBC, education is now a commonly shared agenda, that requires some answers," he stated.

    Kuria also expressed doubt on the Kenya Kwanza alliance- noting that at the time he left the country, the UDA outfit was affirmative on not seeking alliances with other parties. 

    "Things change, time change, DP Ruto is still my friend. He belongs to a party called UDA, I belong to Chama Cha Kazi. My intention initially was for both parties to work together but at that point, Ruto and UDA were not categorical that they were not for alliances so there was no opportunity at that time to discuss areas of convergence.

    "I have seen since that there is a UDA, FORD-Kenya, ANC pact, so I assume that ANC and FORD-Kenya are parties from Uganda so we will wait for our chance for them to engage with parties from Kenya," Kuria remarked.

    Further, the legislator poked holes into the Azimio la Umoja movement's Ksh6,000 promise to Kenyans- wondering where the Raila Odinga-led team will get the funds to implement the agenda. 

    Asked about his preferred Presidential candidate, Kuria skewed around the topic, pointing out that Kenya's main agenda ought to be peace, unity, and ensuring that the next leader is held accountable for his promises. 

    "We have no price; we cannot be bought. We stand for something and are ready to work with whoever is going to subscribe to what we think is very important, not just for us but for Kenya," he stated.

    The Gatundu South MP is slated to host a thanksgiving prayer meeting on Saturday, February 19, at Thika Stadium where he has invited Kenyans and politicians to unite for a common cause- national healing. 

    From left: Party leaders Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and William Ruto (UDA) at a rally in Mumias, Kakamega County on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
    From left: Party leaders Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and William Ruto (UDA) at a rally in Mumias, Kakamega County on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
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