Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has exuded confidence that he commands more influence in Siaya county compared to ODM chief and region kingpin, Raila Odinga.
Kuria, who was speaking during a fundraiser towards supporting the family of the late Kahawa Wendani MCA Cyrus Omondi, said that he would lead the delegation from Kiambu county to the burial that is slated for March 7 in Uyoma, Siaya County.
“I want to assure you that I will be the leader of the delegation to Siaya. Because to me, Siaya is like my backyard and according to research, Raila is less popular than me by a small margin,” the vocal MP declared amid cheers from the public.
The MP also took a swipe at Kiambu governor James Nyoro, who was present at the fundraiser, for his utterances during a BBI rally in Kitui that saw Kuria belligerently ejected from the meeting.
According to him, Nyoro’s sentiments created a wave of similar ethnic profiling remarks in other BBI meetings such as the one held in Narok on Saturday.
“Just the other day, we were with the governor (Nyoro) in Kitui and you probably saw what happened (to me). Governor, I think you are a good teacher because after you said I be chased away and sent back to Gatundu, there are other people who took note of your actions,” Kuria said.
“Yesterday, in Narok, there are people who said that Kikuyus be ejected from the region. So be very careful because the sentiments created a very dangerous trend.”
Kuria is allied to the Tangatanga faction of Jubilee Party which supports Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 bid for the presidency and has been a vocal critic of the BBI process.
During a church service on Sunday in Embu county that was also attended by Ruto, he claimed that the BBI rallies around the country were just a formality since the main BBI report had already been drafted.
“I have begged them (the BBI committee) to allow me to share my opinions just as Kalonzo and Mudavadi did, but they refused. Anyone in Jubilee and does not agree with the ‘dynasties’ agenda is being denied a chance to go before the Haji committee,” he said.
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