Moses Kuria unveils new party days after dumping PEP and refusing to join DP Ruto’s UDA party

Fiery Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has found a new political home days after he was unceremoniously kicked out of People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) leadership.

Kuria who recently made it clear that he will not join United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) led by DP Ruto has instead settled on Chama Cha Kazi (CCK).

Taking to his Facebook page on July 24, 2021, Kuria revealed that he had joined newly formed party, Chama Cha Kazi (CCK).

The fiery MP shared a launch video of the party, announcing his new home to his supporters.

The party that has its headquarters in Kileleshwa, Nairobi has spread its wings across the nation with branches in various parts of the country including Nyeri, Kakamega, Bungoma, Murang’a among others.

The party’s slogan “Kazi na Pesa” is believed to have been influenced by UDA’s “Kazi ni Kazi”.

The party’s website reveals that CCK aims to provide the country with participatory governance.

“To become a political tool for empowerment of politically marginalized and voice of the voiceless in the highly competitive political world,” the party vision reads.

Kuria’s troubles began earlier in the week when on July 23, PEP national chairman Watson Simiyu stated that the party leadership had differed with Kuria on various fundamental aspects of the party but had scheduled a meeting for Monday, July 26, to come to an agreement.

“We had issues after the Juja and Gaturi by-elections which we are trying to sort out. We have a meeting on Monday which we have invited him to attend to try to iron out the problem,” Simiyu told a local daily.

Reports indicate that at the center of the fallout is a demand by Kuria to have more allocations on the party’s NEC, something the other leaders disagreed with and Kuria making unilateral decisions.

Further complicating matters was the fact that the party had plans of fielding a presidential candidate from Western Kenya in 2022, something Kuria had raised concerns about.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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