Posted May 30, 2021 1:18 pm by

NAIROBI, Kenya May 30 – When Moses Kuria told a radio talk show in 2019, that he would be vying to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta as the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya, many including the talk show host dismissed it as hot air the straight talking politician often engages in.

But Kuria went on to suggest that he will be deputized by Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga and two-term Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.

At that time, Kuria had just posted a flag of Democratic Party (a party that was founded by former President Mwai Kibaki) on his social media pages with a claim that the party would be the choice of Mt. Kenya leaders.

In October 2018, during an interview with Capital FM, the two-time Gatundu South MP said his self-supporting Presidential bid would address among other things, eradication of poverty and the long standing challenge of tribalism.

“I know my stuff and I do not believe in losing. I am very poor at that,” Kuria told Capital FM

His intention to vie on the DP ticket, was dealt a blow after the party’s National Chairman Esau Kioni declared that Kuria would have to square it out with other like-minded politicians who would want to fly the party’s flag.

The drive by the self-styled political activist to ensure that Mt Kenya region’s interests are overlooked, became apparent in December 2018 when he ‘called out’ President Kenyatta for taking development ‘elsewhere’ at the expense of the region that gave him overwhelming support for his re-election.

Since then Kuria’s political stature in the region has grown to the extent through his little known party People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has now been identified as a partner of the Hustler Nation, which is an informal movement tailored to popularize Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.

Kuria’s political active career started when he was drafted into the (President Kibaki re-election vehicle) Party of National Unity (PNU) through his association with Kenyatta (the KANU Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister), he would later be appointed as The National Alliance (TNA) Director of Strategy during President Kenyatta’s first term.

Despite being the President’s MP, Kuria has openly been at the forefront in criticizing the head of state, opposed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment drive in favour of executing popularization meetings to market Ruto in the region.

His impact as a force to reckon with was witnessed recently when it took Read More…