Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has been kicked out of People Empowerment Party (PEP).
Kuria now stares at being left partyless with reports indicating that in house squabbles in PEP led to the outspoken legislator being ousted from his position as party leader-a position he has held for a long time.
The revelations were made by the Party’s national chairman Watson Simiyu who admitted to a local daily that there existed fundamental differences between Hon. Kuria and other senior members of the party that have made it possible to kick out Moses Kuria.
Simiyu noted that the issues arose after the party’s wins in the Mt Kenya region when the lawmaker began making unilateral decisions as he became the face of the party and teamed up with other politicians and parties such as UDA and DP Ruto.
PEP Candidates in Gaturi ward and Juja Constituency beat Jubilee candidates in December 2020 and May 2021 respectively.
It has also emerged that Moses Kuria wanted the party to rebrand so as to be in line with Deputy President William Ruto’s ‘hustler movement’.
This is the second Ruto allied party that is facing wrangles as the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta heats up.
Yesterday, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ex-chairman Mohammed Noor made a move to take back the party.
In a suit filed with the registrar of political parties, Mr Noor alleged that UDA Chairman Johnston Muthama and Secretary-General Veronicah Maina took over the party unlawfully.
Ruto however laughed off the troubles in UDA claiming he was still the Deputy Party leader of Jubilee.