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Moses Kuria: Dark forces inciting Uhuru against me

Sheppernard N. Mosomi
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A press statement by Moses Kuria. [Kuria/ Facebook]

Estranged Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria now blames unnamed individuals of allegedly plotting to sabotage his fairly smooth relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On Monday, a furious Uhuru scolded Kuria indirectly over his remarks about inequalities on development in which Kuria had accused the state of neglecting Mt Kenya region.

"I will continue traversing this country to launch development projects. From Mombasa to Kisumu, Moyale to Namanga. Those opposed should leave me alone," he said.

Since then, a number of Mt Kenya leaders have turned their heat against Kuria, some accusing him of disrespecting the Head of State, remarks which haven't gone well with him.

In a press conference minutes after it was rumoured that he had resigned, Kuria accused unnamed individuals of allegedly fueling animosity between him and Uhuru.

"Despite that apology, I have continued to receive a barrage of personalized attacks from people with personal and political scores to settle with me. Whereas I have no problem with politicians taking opportunity to revive their dead or collapsing political careers, I am troubled that they are doing it in a manner that is designed to create a rift between myself and the President with whom I enjoy excellent relations and who is indeed one of the 72,000 voters from Gatundu South who are my defacto employers.

"Even more ominous, is the very wrong misconception that has been created that I am opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative and the Handshake. I have been very consistent in supporting the BBI and I have traversed many parts of this country including Kakamega, Homa Bay and Kisumu. Furthermore there is nothing wrong with the President launching projects in any part of this country. I have similarly sent an invitation to Hon Raila Odinga to come to Gatundu South to come and launch projects there in the spirit of Building Bridges Initiative. It is surprising that those who are accusing me of wrecking the handshake have not contributed in any way to its success." https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2054521071292258&id=900455006698876

On Wednesday, a team of Mt Kenya leaders led by former presidential candidates Martha Karua and Peter Kenneth, accused Mr Kuria and his team of allegedly being used to undermine Uhuru's regime, three years to 2022 polls.

Earlier, local media had reported of Kuria's resignation, a move he denied during the press conference, instead accusing journalists of being used by his detractors to cause confusion among Kenyans.

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