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Did Moses Kuria just dump DP Ruto?

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

Moses Kuria's press statement would be the beginning of his fallout with Deputy President William Ruto if it's content is anything to go by, political analyst Gideon Mamboleo claims.

On Thursday, Kuria, who has been critical of creating more posts through a referendum, said he's fully behind the Building Bridges Initiative, an outfit used by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to push for constitutional changes in the name of inclusivity in government.

"Even more surprising, they are peddling a misconception that I am against Building Bridges Initiative. I have traversed this nation including to Kisumu, Kakamega and Homa Bay to preach peace.

"In fact, I have invited Hon Raila Odinga to come and launch projects in my constituency. I am a beneficiary of handshake because right now I can freely walk in the streets of Kisumu unlike in the past," he said. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2054521071292258&id=900455006698876.

For the last one year, Kuria has been a key player in DP Ruto's campaigns especially in the populous Mt Kenya region despite resistance from a section of leaders.

And the Moi University don now says there are all indications that Kuria has been beaten to submission, thus his apology to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"He simply told the Head of State that he's sorry and will not engage in early campaigns that Ruto is running across the country. He is now firmly supporting the Handshake contrary to what team Ruto is doing. In brief, he has quit Ruto's team," he said.

Last week, the DP said he's ready to compete with interested parties within Jubilee Party ahead of 2022 polls, a contradiction of his earlier narrative that he's the de facto Jubilee Party flag bearer.

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