Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has today August 31, 2021, spoken revealing that he will not defend his parliamentary seat in the next general election.
The ardent Deputy President William Ruto supporter noted that he will instead together with the like-minded individuals focus on building his new political house Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) in the Mt Kenya region.
The outspoken member of parliament went on to state that the Mt. Kenya region ought to be taken seriously as they had the highest number of voters in the Country.
Kuria also opined that most presidential aspirants had isolated the region while pushing for unity bids through their various political outfits, that is detrimental to the people from the Mountain.
“Presidential candidates should treat Mt Kenya with the seriousness it deserves because it will not be business as usual going forward,” Kuria stated.
Through his new political outfit Chama Cha Kazi party, Kuria maintained that he would push for the dignity of work, sanctity of enterprises and unity in diversity ahead of and beyond 2022.
The firebrand politician has been on the record castigating other political leaders and parties for ignoring the region, yet they wanted the votes from the region.
The Gatundu South legislator gave an example of the Okoa Kenya Alliance (OKA) composed of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula and Kanu leader Gideon Moi, noting that the outfit was not represented by any leader from the Mt Kenya.
The MP also condemned some of DP Ruto’s allies who he claimed had taken offence with him for refusing to dissolve his new political house in support United Democratic Alliance.
“I don’t know when I became an outcast for Gachagua to go all over to blasting me for having a party. When I sat down with the Deputy President I agreed to support them,” said Kuria.
Speaking during an interview with a local station on Tuesday morning, Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua, also a close associate of the DP, disclosed that Kuria and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri would form the government with the DP while retaining their new political house.
“It is only that we are having some difference in opinion in terms of strategy. How do we win this presidential vote for William Ruto? Do we go the UDA way all of us, or do we get small parties and get into a coalition?” Rigathi posed.