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Kiunjuri And Moses Kuria to DP Ruto: It’s Not a Must That We Work With You

by Robert Mwangi
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Moses Kuria and Mwangi Kiunjuri talk about DP Ruto's UDA

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and The Service Party (TSP) leader Mwangi Kiunjuri have dismissed calls by Deputy President William Ruto to fold up their parties and join the United Democratic Movement (UDA).

Kuria, who is the leader of Chama Cha Kazi (CCK), and the former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary said their parties were there to stay.

They wondered why the DP and his allies were bulldozing them into shutting down their outfits.

Kuria said it was not automatic that the Mt Kenya region will support the DP in the 2022 presidential race.

“Don’t tell us that for us to support you we must join your party. If you can’t allow us to support you while in other parties, we have many options,” he said.

For his part, Kiunjuri wondered why the DP’s camp wanted Mt Kenya to have a single political party.

He added that each presidential hopeful should explain his agenda for the region before seeking support.

“Anybody who is dreaming somewhere that parties will be dissolved, please forget it. This country you cannot do without coalitions and coalitions are coming.

“We have said again that for Mt Kenya region our freedom is coming. We shall be able to ask for what belongs to us in broad daylight and this one we shall ask from everybody who wants to be supported by our people. If you think asking a few Members of Parliament to insult us will change anything, my friend we have been there before,” he said.

Tribal Parties 

Yesterday, the DP criticised leaders whom he said should feel ashamed of themselves for advancing ethnicity through launching tribal parties.

“The tragedy in our politics is that some people are forming parties whose officials come from the same tribe, even when they go for a meeting, they speak in mother-tongue. We cannot form coalitions with such individuals and they should be told that they have no parties,” the DP said.

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