Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has trained his guns on his erstwhile ally, Deputy President William Ruto, launching a scathing attack targeting the second in command.
In what points to a fallout in the hustler movement and a perfect buildup ahead of upcoming by-elections, Kuria dismissed Ruto as not having all the solutions to Kenya’s problems.
He maintained that noone should trust that Ruto has all the solutions to Kenya’s problems as he is not like mwarubaini, a medicinal tree reputed to cure several ailments.
“Kwa hivo mtu asifikirie William Ruto. EWilliam Ruto sio iule dawa inaitwa mwarubaini yenye inaponya magonjwa yote, sawasawa? Kila mtu akuje aombe kura yake.” Kuria said as captured in the video below.
Moses Kuria: William Ruto si mambo yote. Yeye sio dawa ya Mwarubaini yenye inatibu magonjwa yote. pic.twitter.com/cUzSdyQhJu
— Kenyan Report (@Kenyan_Report) August 27, 2021
Kuria who was addressing his supporters in Meru fired up the crowds with his witty remarks ahead of a bruising political battle.
At stake is the upcoming Kiagu ward by-elections in which in which the Gatundu South MP’s candidate is set to face off with United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party candidate.
Kuria’s newfound political house Chama Cha Kazi has so far fronted Milton Mwenda Kabobo as their preferred candidate for the seat while DP Ruto linked UDA has cleared Simon Kambi to be the party’s flagbearer.
Shortly after his party’s candidate was cleared to contest in the race, Kuria took to social media in celebration writing:
“It was a day of great joy yesterday as the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cleared the first-ever candidate on a Chama Cha Kazi ticket Milton Mwenda Kabobo to vie for the Kiagu MCA seat in Imenti Central, Meru County during the October 14th 2021 by-elections. Meli imeng’oa nanga.”
The two political parties could be entangled in a duel in October if none of the candidates steps down, and could mark the first time the two parties under the Hustler Nation take on one other.
Kuria’s relationship with DP Ruto-led UDA outfit has been a shaky one, characterized by friendly exchange of fire that the second in command has been able to handle and which are now becoming too common.
A similar exchange of fire and rivalry was witnessed in the recent Kiambaa by-election, with Kuria’s then People’s Empowerment party withdrawing its candidate in support of UDA’s John Njuguna Wanjiku who eventually clinched the seat.
Jubilee could be waiting by the sidelines to enjoy the spoils of the sibling rivalry between UDA and Chama Cha Kazi and scoop one of its victories that are becoming rare these days with UDA taking root in the region.