Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria now wants politicians to respect his Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party following what he termed as impressive performance in Meru’s Kiagu Ward by-election.
In a rather furious response after losing to UDA with a difference of 200 votes, Kuria’s message while in a hospital in Dubai appeared to indirectly lash out at Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA who won in the by-election.
Kiambi Simon of UDA won the race after garnering 2440 votes against CCK candidate Milton Mwenda who came in second with 1823 votes.
Kuria said the performance of his party in Kiagu Ward by-election has proved DP Ruto and his allies wrong after they labelled his party small and tribal party.
“You have demonstrated that we are not a regional party, an ethnic party nor a small party. We deserve respect or in the absence of which the least we request is less kiburi and less madharau,” said Kuria.
Kuria’s remarks come against the backdrop of attacks at his CCK party and that of former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri’s TSP which have been labeled small and tribal parties by UDA.
Kuria has been an ardent supporter of DP Ruto, has left Kenyans wondering whether he still supports the DP’s State House race come 2022.
He castigated the DP for calling for the dissolution of other parties to join UDA, which has been touted a national party.
The DP’s dismissal saw Kuria retreat in their support towards his bid as they embarked on popularising their parties.
This saw Kuria field a candidate against the UDA party which he has been partnering with in the previous polls.