Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria claims a relative of President Uhuru Kenyatta instructed a billboard bearing his image to be removed from where it was located next to Village Market in Nairobi, saying it was erected on her land. Expressing his displeasure on Monday, the vocal legislator said he was hurt by removal of the Livead operated billboard, which had his image, that of Kiambaa MP UDA aspirant John Njuguna Wanjiku and DP William Ruto.
”I paid for this billboard next to Village Market in cash. It is operated by Livead. The owner of the land where it is located has ordered that it be removed. She says she is a relative of President Uhuru Kenyatta and therefore She can not allow that billboard on her land. Should I vomit the Brookside milk I took for breakfast?.The President is a respector of private businesses. We should separate business from politics. This hurts. It’s very wrong.”
In Kiambaa, Jubilee and UDA are fighting tooth and nail to capture the MP seat which fell vacant following the death of area MP Paul Koinange in March while receiving treatment, at a Nairobi hospital.
Whereas President Uhuru’s Jubilee Party is defending the seat from a disadvantaged position following a string of defeat in Mt Kenya, William Ruto’s UDA is keen to assert it is the party watch and has dislodged the ruling party from the vote-rich region.