Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has vowed to face off with Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA in coming by-elections as well as the 2022 general elections, after his People’s Empowerment Party was forced by the DP, to withdraw from the Kiambaa mini-poll.
While meeting officials of the new outfit on Sunday, Moses Kuria vowed to go head to head with the UDA party in the upcoming by-election in Kiagu Ward, Meru County, where the seat was left vacant after the death of MCA Eunice Karegi. The Gatundu South legislator regretted the decision to withdraw his Kiambaa candidate, Raymond Kuria from the race while at the same time hitting out at Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua for claiming UDA has been bankrolling PEP’s activities in Mt Kenya.
”I took the decision to pull out from Kiambaa alone. I felt shattered but I made up my mind just for the respect, but it will never be repeated. If there is anyone who claims to have helped us, let them stop assisting us in future, we can’t be the only good party here,” PEP leader Moses Kuria said.
The current push and pull between UDA promoters in Mt Kenya and Moses Kuria is fueled by MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira) and Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) both of whom are angling to be William Ruto’s pointmen in the region in 2022.