Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria’s new political party, Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) has been officially registered by the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP).
On Thursday, August 19, 2021, the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) revealed that Chama Cha Kazi became the seventy-fifth fully registered political party after complying with conditions set in Section 7 of the Political Parties Act, 2011.
“Kenya today has Seventy-five (75) fully registered political parties. This is after the issuance of full registration certificate to Chama cha Kazi after complying with conditions set on Sec.7 of the political parties act, 2011. The certificate was issued today, at the ORPP boardroom,” ORPP wrote on their official social media page.
Gatundu South lawmaker has been popularizing his Chama Cha Kazi party whose motto is “Kazi Pesa Umoja” in Mount Kenya Region after falling out with the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), which won Juja parliamentary by-election.
People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Chairman, Watson Simiyu confirmed that they had fallen out with Kuria over undisclosed issues of the party.
“We had issues after the Juja and Gaturi by-elections, which we are trying to sort out. We have a meeting with him and we will try to iron out the problem,” Simiyu stated.
This comes after the outspoken legislator had maintained that he will not join Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
Kuria opined that Mount Kenya region has sacrificed a lot for DP Ruto in his presidential bid and should therefore be allowed to have its own regional party.
“I think is unfair and we have already agreed for the first time in 30 years that we are not going to have someone on top of the ticket. Now we agree on that then you still want to deny us a chance to have a party. It is unfair, unacceptable: I don’t care whether I am shut out of government, this or next one, but I will stand on this one,” Kuria said.
He warned that the region risks being left out of the government should they fail to have their own party ahead of the 2022 General Election.
“If we are not careful as Mt Kenya Region, we are going to be spectators of the Mashemeji derby between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards. We are going to be spectators of the Olympics.” Kuria stated.