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How Uhuru humbled defiant Moses Kuria

Sheppernard N. Mosomi
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Moses Kuria. [Photo/Kuria Facebook]

Press conferences by a section of Mt Kenya leaders over utterances by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria were supervised by President Uhuru Kenyatta through his State House handlers, a Jubilee MP has revealed.

Former presidential aspirants Peter Kenneth and Martha Karua led a section of leaders from Mt Kenya in castigating Mr Kuria, who had pointed fingers at President Uhuru Kenyatta's government over what he termed as discrimination in terms of development.

But to shift the burden to Kuria, Uhuru, who had indirectly accused Kuria of creating divisions among Kenyans, ordered the leaders to vindicate his government following Kuria's utterances.

"I can tell you for fact that the utterances by Kuria were gaining momentum especially after the president made the washenzi remarks. He had to craft a mechanism to counter that.

"Those media briefings did not just happen like that. The president instructed the leaders to point out some of his successes and to make it clear that he's serving all Kenyans," the MP said in confidence.

A submissive Kuria held a Press Conference on Thursday evening after claims emerged that he had resigned, where he apologised to the President for the remarks he made at the eve of New Year.

However, despite his submission, he accused unnamed individuals of creating a rift between him and the President by politicising his utterances.

"Despite my apology to the president, some people have picked it and misinterpreted for political reasons. Whereas I don't have a problem with those trying to revive their dead or collapsing political careers, I am concerned that they are keen to create a rift between me and the president," he argued.

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