Moses Kuria: I am Still the Most Senior Politician in Kiambu

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Public Service Moses Kuria on Tuesday read the riot act to politicians from the Mt Kenya region who had allegedly continually been failing to involve him in key strategic meetings despite his political influence and lofty position in cabinet.

While addressing the people of Gatundu South during the burial service of Mzee John Gitau Mbugua, Kuria questioned why the politicians had not been according him the respect he felt he deserved.

The CS reiterated that his position was the clearest indication that he was still the senior most politician in Kiambu County and hence should be consulted on all political matters in the region.

In a direct address to his detractors, CS Kuria referenced an analogy popularly used by former President Uhuru Kenyatta; “Don’t mistake a lion that has been rained on for a cat.”

Public Service CS Moses Kuria addressing a crowd at Njabini VTC in Nyandarua on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.


Moses Kuria

“I am the only minister in Kiambu County. We have seen many people think that they are so big that they can disrespect me to the point that meetings are held without my knowledge,” Kuria pointed out.

“I should be respected. I have come in peace but if you want conflict then it will be in equal measure. Hence, I don’t want people to continue disrespecting me. I am still the senior most politician in Kiambu County and I don’t want to be annoyed.”

Kuria also questioned why politicians inside the government kept making promises instead of acting and fulfilling the pledges made during the campaign period.

He referenced the One Man One Shilling One Vote Policy which has been the talking point since Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua recently vowed to lead the campaign.

CS Kuria added that the Mount Kenya region had not been neglected, following key appointments in the government.

“This is why I will not lie to the people of Mt Kenya region about one man one vote one shilling. Our region has produced the sitting Deputy President, 9 Cabinet members (including AG (Attorney General), National Treasury, and Secretary to the Cabinet), Majority Leader, Chair Budget and Chair Finance In the National Assembly, Deputy Speaker, and Deputy Majority Leader in the Senate,” Kuria stated.

Away from politics, Kuria eulogised Mzee Mbugua as an icon who pursued his political ambitions relentlessly to run for the Kiambu Gubernatorial position in 2017.

He also pledged Ksh200,000 towards the church to cater for fun activities as they commemorated the deceased’s life. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua speaking in Embu County on Sunday, May 12, 2024.


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