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Just like that! Moses Kuria almost joins Raila's league

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

News about Moses Kuria's purpoted resignation rekindles the memories of Ford Kenya party politics which can be traced to 1994 when party leader Jaramogi Oginga Odinga died.

With leadership wrangles escalating, Jaramogi's son, Raila Odinga insisted that the party ought to hold fresh elections to chose new national leaders, a move that was vehemently opposed by Vice Chair Kijana Wamalwa.

With forces throwing Raila off-balance, Mr Odinga officially resigned from parliament to seek fresh mandate on National Development Party in Lang'ata constituency, a move which would after all succeed in 1995.

Since then, besides nominated MP Mark Too who resigned from parliament in 2001 to pave way for nomination of President Uhuru Kenyatta by KANU, no MP has since resigned.

But the alleged dramatic move by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Thursday, who reportedly wrote to Speaker Justin Muturi informing him of his decision, almost placed him in unfamiliar league of Mr Odinga, who has since dominated Kenyan politics for close to three decades.

For the past three weeks, Kuria has been on spot following his New Year remarks that President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration has sidelined Central Kenya region on developmental projects.

And a furious Uhuru would dismiss him on Monday in Mombasa, arguing that he's serving all Kenyans indiscriminately, a move that Kuria had rebuked.

But insisers within Jubilee Party claim that Mr Kuria is unhappy with the First Family after it emerged that the president's youngest son, Muhoho Kenyatta, is preparing to go for Gatundu South seat.

Minutes after the news about his alleged resignation surfaced, Kuria emerged in a Press Conference where he formally apologised to Uhuru, pledging to offer his unqualified support to Building Bridges Initiative.


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