Buoyed by the string of wins he has been amassing under his belt in recent times with his new People’s Empowerment Party, PEP, Gatundu South member of parliament has now come out to make a brave statement that is likely to result in closer focus on the Ruto aligned United Democratic Alliance party, and its working relationship with Kuria’s PEP.
As early as last year, Moses Kuria had already begun making his impact felt in Central Kenya. He clinched victory in Gaturi ward, Murang’a County, inside Ndindi Nyoro’s own Kiharu constituency, after Esther Mwihaki clinched the MCA seat on a PEP ticket. Ndindi Nyoro happens to be a close associate of Kuria’s nemesis, Rigathi Gachagua.
However, Kuria confirmation as a serious voice in Central Kenya politics appears to have received the biggest boost recently after his candidate, George Koimburi, pulled a huge win against Jubilee’s candidate Njeri.
While speaking yesterday night on a K24 interview, however, Kuria appeared to distance himself from any future alliances with UDA.
He was on the station’s political show, Punchline, alongside analyst Benji Ndolo and Ndaragua member of parliament, Jeremiah Kioni.
Debarl Ainea sought to hear more from Kuria concerning his future plans in relation to UDA especially since Kuria himself, and other tanga tanga members have maintained that despite many parties, the entire hustler nation is a single family.
However, in response, Kuria was unequivocal, declaring categorically that he has no plan whatsoever of disbanding his party PEP to join it to UDA. Using the opportunity to take a jibe at former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, he added that perhaps he would consider joining UDA when he is Raila’s age.
This latest declaration by Kuria is likely to be viewed as throwing a spanner in the works against Ruto’s 2022 plans. Ruto has insinuated in the past that incase things don’t work out in Jubilee, he will take his chances with the recently launched UDA that has been associated with him. However, splinter groups such as PEP may serve to create punctures in his anticipated party.