The push and pull between Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Gatundu South Moses Kuria seems to have gone full-blown, with the hustler nation adherent claiming his former ally has no following in Mt Kenya region.
This response comes after a series of attacks directed to the legislator by Kuria, who has since distanced himself from William Ruto and is now charting his own political party.
”Moses Kuria. What is his strength? Yes, he is from Mt Kenya, but when he comes, he is just alone, same to Mwangi Kiunjuri. Those who are in UDA are over 60,” the MP said.
His sentiments were supported by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi who has accused Kuria and TSP leader Mwangi Kiunjuri of forming political parties to take advantage of people from the Mt Kenya region as well as to push for their selfish agenda post-2022.
”People from this region have taken advantage of innocent Kenyans by coming up with political parties which they are marketing. The end result is for the individuals to blackmail the biggest political parties or strong candidates when a General Election draws close for their selfish gains, hence I am against the idea of discussing an alliance with them,” Senator Linturi said.
The two Mt Kenya leaders’ remarks have been supported by a number of their counterparts from the Rift Valley who now say some Central Kenya leaders in the hustler nation should not be trusted at all.
In what seems to be his resolve to lock out fringe Mt Kenya parties from working with UDA, DP Ruto on Tuesday endorsed Senators Irungu Kang’ata for Murang’a and Susan Kihika for Nakuru governor positions respectively, and lawyer Edward Muriu for Gatanga MP.