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Newly sworn in Kuria promises to cooperate

07 August 2014, 23:02

Nairobi – The newly sworn in Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria has promised to cooperate with court hearings of the alleged hate speech case despite his honorable position.  

Kuria said, “I believe in the rule of law and will continue respecting the courts to solve that personal matter.”

He said the historical unopposed election as the Gatundu MP is a manifestation of his constituents’ trust in him to meet their expectations and assured to work with all people in the constituency to deliver his campaign promises.

“I will do everything to meet the expectations of the Gatundu people and the national agenda. I was among the team that contributed to the drafting of the Jubilee manifesto and I ensure the government delivers to its manifesto promises,” said Kuria.

The Gatundu South MP added that he will ensure unity co-exists among various tribes in the country in an effort to tackle problems facing the nation such as insecurity, marginalization among others.

He challenged the opposition to cultivate a culture of patriotism in helping the government achieve its goals for the country’s economic growth.

“My brothers and sisters in opposition should know that this country is faced with various challenges including terror attacks by Al-Shabaab and they should cultivate a sense of unity and patriotism,” said Kuria.

He further lashed out claims that his opponent, Joachim Kiamere received orders from Statehouse to withdraw from his race to the Gatundu South seat saying Kiamere voluntarily made the decision to prevent divisions among the constituents.

He vowed to work with Kiamere and his other opponents to improve lives of the constituents.

Kuria was charged of propagating hate speech on social media to threaten tribal division and was released on a KES 2 million cash bail and KES 5 million bond as he waits for further case hearings.

He was speaking at a press conference at Parliament Buildings after his official swearing by the National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi.   

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