Moses Kuria set to vie for Kiambu Gubernatorial seat

Kuria will compete against Kabogo, Waititu, Nyoro and Wamatangi

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria during a thanksgiving celebration on his recovered health at Thika, Kiambu County on February 19, 2022

The Gubernatorial race in Kiambu County has just intensified after Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria officially announced his intention to be the next Governor of county number 022.

Taking to his Facebook page on Saturday, February 26, Kuria quoted Saxon scholar and teacher Alcuin of York (735-804), Master of the Palace School at Aachen with the caption "Vox Populi Vox Dei. The voice of the people is the voice of God. So help me God. Under your wings I feel safe."

Accompanying the caption was a poster of the MP announcing that he will vie for the seat under his own party, Chama Cha Kazi. The slogan that Kuria used was Kaba Mwena Wa Ngai, a Kikuyu phrase that loosely translates to "it's better to be on God's side."

Kuria is expected to face off with incumbent Governor James Nyoro, Thika town MP Patrick Wainaina, Senator Kimani Wamatangi and former Governors; William Kabogo and Ferdinand Waititu.

The aspirants are expected to battle it out for the 1,180,920 Kiambu votes. Kiambu county has 12 sub-counties - Ruiru, which has the highest number of voters at 159,337, Thika (147,761), Juja (114,761), Githunguri (99,384), Kiambaa (95,413), Kikuyu (91,157) and Limuru (87, 258).

Others are Kabete (85,446), Kiambu (80,730), Lari (76,655), Gatundu South (75,858) and Gatundu North (67,598).

Kuria is back on the campaign trail after holding a thanksgiving ceremony at Thika Stadium on Saturday, February 19 when he returned from Dubai where he had sought treatment for third degree burns on his feet.

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