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Moses Kuria: Duale fighting me for supporting Matiang'i

Sheppernard N. Mosomi
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Moses Kuria in a past event. [Source: Moses Kuria/Facebook]

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has been drawn to unending succession battles which have seen disquiet between Deputy President William Ruto and powerful Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i.

And Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria now says Mr Duale, a close confidant of Ruto, is fighting him in parliament over his recent support to Matiang'i, who was elevated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to head a powerful cabinet subcommittee.

In a long Facebook post, Kuria also accused the Garissa Town legislator of opposing the Building Bridges Initiative, to which he has already proposal introduction of a parliamentary system of government which has been already opposed by the DP.

"You have frustrated all my private bills since 2014. None of my legislative proposals has ever been brought to the House. From NGO’s Reform Bill (2014) to the Coffee Bill, the Interest Rates Bill And now the one you have sworn to defeat - Select Committee to support Matiang’i and his committee," complained Kuria.

He went on to note that; "I am aware you are not happy with my presentation to the Building Bridges Initiative but having an inclusive government and an inclusive Opposition is an Ideal I will fight for. So now my friend doesn’t even go to the media to remove me from committees."

He challenged Duale to follow the right procedure as he was willing to leave. 

"These are not positions that benefit me personally. They are platforms I use to make Kenya a better nation. Take your committee positions at any time. Indo ciene itiri ndokeirwo nuu, my people say," said Mr Kuria.

In his Facebook post, Kuria accused Duale of allegedly plotting to kick him out of the House Budget and Transport Committees but vowed to fight back until rules and procedures are adhered to. 

It is the fight time Mr Kuria, also a close confidant of President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto, is castigated a member of his 2022 preferred presidential candidate's team.

Dr Matiang'i was entrusted by the president to oversee all National Government projects through his National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee, a role that could place him at loggerheads with Ruto, who has been performing such a role.

Few hours after his January appointment, Matiang'i apparently met the President and his Deputy and the coastal city of Mombasa. Details of their meeting remain scanty to date. 

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