Outspoken Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has for the second time apologised to President Uhuru Kenyatta over his claims of unfair resource allocation to Mt Kenya region.
Close confidants of President Uhuru Kenyatta stopped Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria from quitting yesterday before he could deliver a resignation letter to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said his new year remarks against President Uhuru Kenyatta for considering other regions while neglecting Kiambu home county was misconstrued.
They want to fill the vacuum left by the confusion in the President’s turf — following his deal with Ruto before last year’s polls and the MoU with ODM leader Raila Odinga on March 9 during the handshake.
Speaking during a news conference, Kuria attributed the threats to persons whom he described as opportunists taking advantage of the backlash he has received from the President and some of his close allies.
Vocal Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has turned heat on Kiambu political leaders whom he claimed are embarrassing President Uhuru Kenyatta, who hails from the county.
The Deputy President William Samoei Ruto has of late been making political inroads in most parts of the country including central Kenya where he launches various projects.
But the revolt has now been amplified by the fierce succession debate sweeping the region and fears that Uhuru was slowly turning his back on Ruto in favour of Raila and other opposition candidates.
He was responding to remarks by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria during New Year Eve where he said Uhuru has totally ignored the Mt Kenya region as he launches projects in perceived opposition strongholds.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has initiated many projects in Mt Kenya region contrary to what Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and other lawmakers want the public to believe.
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has taken a swipe at Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria over the recent verbal attack on President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking at Parliament Buildings on Thursday, Kuria who has received backlash from former and current political leaders for his utterances now says that his remarks were not directed to the President and offered his apology.
No region, community or Kenyan will be left behind now or in future,” he wrote on Twitter, in the wake of complaints that central Kenya, where the President comes from, had received little in terms of development projects.
Senator Kimani Wamatangi said an economic bloc will spur development, create jobs and improve living standards.
Members of the Former Parliamentarians Association accused the politicians of disrespecting the President and opposing the handshake that has brought peace and tranquility in the country.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has poked holes in latest remarks by President Uhuru Kenyatta that his administration was keen on taking development to all Kenyans indiscriminately.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Bahati counterpart Kimani Ngunjiri have been vocal in calling out the Jubilee administration for sidelining Mt Kenya.
MCAs from Mount Kenya on Wednesday expressed their discontent with MPs and governors from the region for failing to push for development projects.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria had claimed that Uhuru has neglected Central Kenya when it comes to development projects.
On April 22, 2016, Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi filed a petition at the Milimani High Court challenging the formula employed by the Commission on Revenue Allocation to share-out funds to counties on grounds that it was unfair to some regions.
The leaders led by Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru and Homa Bay woman representative Gladys Wanga said they decided to overcome their political differences for the good of the country in line with the handshake between Uhuru and Raila.