Outspoken Gatundu South MP has explained his surprise move to associate with the Democratic Party (DP) which was founded by former President Mwai Kibaki.
Moses Kuria reveals why he has decided to work with DP party; future in Jubilee
Moses Kuria to work with Democratic Party founded by Kibaki
Kuria said he had been drawn to DP over its legacy on economic development agenda which he vowed to push in 2019.
He said DP was influenced by Kibaki’s focus on economic development and was the only remaining indigenous party in the Mt Kenya region.
“I decided to work with them, first because it has a lot of emphasis on economic agenda as influenced by Kibaki’s background. Second, out of all the indigenous parties from our region, it is the only one that remains. Ford Asili was sold to North Eastern people, PNU is no more, and TNA has since been swallowed by Jubilee,” the MP told Kameme FM on Monday morning.
He added that the realization that many youths from Mt Kenya region were being drawn to extremism and terrorism was also a key motivator.
Resignation from Jubilee
“We are very concerned that some of our youths are joining terror groups. DP will work towards reforming the youths and making sure they keep off drugs and other vices such as extremism,” Kuria added.
Asked on whether he would formally resign from Jubilee, the legislator said he would make that decision in due course.
“There is only one technicality preventing me from fully joining DP. That is because I am an MP elected on a Jubilee ticket and would have to resign. However, when the Lord speaks to me I will decide what to do. I am waiting for the holy spirit but for now they are my in-laws and we are strengthening the friendship,” he said.
DP Chairman Esau Kioni on Sunday said Kuria had not formally joined but added that the party would work with him.
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