Chama Cha Kazi party leader Moses Kuria is set to join outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiag'i and Winnie Odinga in quitting social media.
Speaking on Tuesday, September 13, Kuria explained that his presence on social media was part of a strategy put in place to ensure that President William Ruto succeeded his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta - a mission he accomplished.
He noted that he would delete his Facebook and Twitter accounts which had so far amassed over 1.1 million followers combined.
"My objective has been achieved. My good friend William Ruto is the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya. This account will be permanently deleted on Wednesday, September 14, at 6 pm.Chama Cha Kazi party leader Moses Kuria arrives at the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) National Delegates Convention (NDC) at Kasarani Stadium on Tuesday, March 15, 2022Moses Kuria
"It was great interaction guys. Adios," he wrote.
With 794K followers on Facebook and 335,900 followers on Twitter, Kuria used the platforms to push various agendas, including openly castigating Uhuru over his handshake with Azimio flagbearer Raila Odinga.
He was among the first leaders to call out the outgoing Head of State for allegedly sidelining his backyard in terms of development projects. The consistent attacks on the regime elevated him to a force to reckon with in the region.
After keeping the people guessing on which camp he would support for the presidency, Kuria led his CCK party in joining Kenya Kwanza and embarked on campaigns for President Ruto.
Using all pre-installed features on the platforms such as text, images, videos and live recordings, he pushed Kenya Kwanza's bottom-up agenda.
Despite losing in the Kiambu gubernatorial race, he remained loyal to the head of state who declined to endorse any candidate in the race. From the verification process at Bomas of Kenya to the judgement on the presidential election petition, Kuria stood by him.
The announcement by the former MP falls within a day of Matiang’i deleting his Twitter account hours after the new President was sworn into office on Tuesday, September 13.
Earlier in the day, Raila Odinga's daughter, Winnie Odinga deactivated her Twitter account after claiming that it was hacked.
This comes against a backdrop of an online altercation between her and footsoldiers drawn from Ruto and Odinga camps.William Ruto taking the oath of office as the fifth President of Kenya alongside his wife Racheal Ruto on September 13, 2022Kenyans.co.kehack
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