Kuria condemns Senator Njoroge over DP Ruto remarks
01 July 2016, 21:02
Nairobi - Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has told nominated Senator Paul Njoroge to desist from making remarks that may cause rifts in the Jubilee government.
Kuria said ‘Njoroge was not elected by anyone’ so he had no authority to speak on behalf of central region people concerning elections of 2022.
Speaking during burial of a nominated Murang’a MCA Peter Kariuki at Kamira village in Maragua, the MP scoffed off Njoroge’s remarks that the Mount Kenya region may not support the Deputy President William Ruto to succeed President Kenyatta.
Kuria said Njoroge was a political non-entity and ‘he should stop masquerading as a representative of people since all the leaders in the region are in agreement to support Ruto’s bid to succeed Kenyatta.
“It is ironical that the senator previously accused me of trying to cause discord in the Rift Valley region when I said that some witnesses in the ICC case against the deputy president and Joshua Sang had been compromised,” added Kuria.
He called upon residents not to listen to leaders who are out to seek political relevance by talking about the 2022 succession saying the matter has been conclusively discussed by the party.
Other leaders present included Murang’a senator Kembi Gitura, MPs Kamande Mwangi (Maragua) and Jamleck Kamau (Kigumo).
On his part, Senator Kembi observed that Njoroge was going against the party that nominated him saying it was a pity to see a nominated leader try to create conflicts within the ruling coalition.
He said the future prospects of jubilee party are already known and people of the central region will fully support Ruto for president come 2022.
Kembi, who is also the Senate Deputy Speaker, said the scheme by the Jubilee party is to ensure it will have a strong foundation as many of the leading political parties worldwide.
“We want Jubilee party to be similar to ANC and Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) of South Africa and Tanzania respectively through elaborate structures,” he noted.
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