Moses Kuria’s ambition for presidential seat in 2022 has been thrown under the bus by those expected to support him.
Does Kuria have an exit plan?
Speaking during the burial of Jenipher Njuki, mother of Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki on Friday, February Kuria reiterated he would run for presidency in 2022.
“We have been told it is time to work and not politic. I am however able to multitask that is why I ask for your votes for my 2022 presidential bid. My name will be on the ballot. I will let you know the party I will be in,” said Kuria. His request was however countered by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu who told him to stop seeds of confusion in the voters’ minds.
“We respect Moses Kuria as a leader. The people of Kiambu however know the direction we are headed to and will not allowed to be confused. We are only waiting for 2022. For now he should focus and serve the people,” Waititu said. Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru echoed Waititu’s sentiments, blankly saying she would not support Kuria’s presidential bid.
“A wise person does not need to be told what is happening. When time for politics will come we will move towards the same direction. We are knowledgeable in politics. It is clear we will not be headed to Kuria’s direction.
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah said he would not back Kuria at the expense of Deputy President William Ruto.
“When 2022 comes I will come to ask for your votes. We all know I will not be seeking the presidential seat so I will not be campaigning for myself and I will also not seek votes for Kuria. It is clear who is the presidential candidate of our choice,” said Ichung’wah.