The differences between politicians allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga on one hand, and those supporting Deputy President William Ruto in 2022 succession politics seem to have played out in the open and taken another angle.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has now come out to claim that Trade and Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has warned him against setting foot in Meru County following his recent critics on Uhuru’s government.
While faulting Munya together with former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Kirinyaga’s Anne Waiguru, the legislator claimed that his political competitors, who were fast becoming irrelevant in politics, were trying to use the president to frustrate their competitors.
He urged the president to be cautious against being used by the said politicians.
“There is a guy called Munya from Meru, he called me at 11 pm in the night saying I have disrespected the president and should therefore not set foot in Meru…is there anywhere I have really gone against the president?” Kuria posed.
“Because we all love him, I want to urge our president not to allow himself to be used in reviving dead careers of politicians who have become irrelevant in politics,” added Kuria.
He dared Munya to touch him once he visits Meru, adding that he was going to tour all parts of the country without any intimidations.
The vocal MP wondered why the politicians were busy castigating Ruto allied leaders of being disrespectful towards the president whenever they question some development issues affecting their people.
“When Moses Kuria talks about the prices of milk, coffee and other issues affecting our people, they say we are going against the president…and when you look at all these people complaining, they are our political competitors,” stated Kuria.
Posted by Moses Kuria on Tuesday, 10 December 2019
While detailing all the developments he has achieved since he got into power, Kuria expressed his confidence that the president would not take heed to his competitors’ pieces of advice adding that they were only trying to revive their glorious political past.
Kuria’s sentiments come days after he took swipes at both President Kenyatta and Odinga over alleged plans to remain in power past 2022.
Speaking at a fundraiser in Tharaka Nithi on Saturday, Kuria asked President Uhuru and Raila to retire from active politics in 2022 if they wanted to leave a peaceful country after the elections.
The MP, who has recently become one of Ruto’s point man in central Kenya, accused Raila of causing chaos after every election by refusing to accept poll results.