Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has once again sparked controversy after he declared President Uhuru Kenyatta-led Jubilee Party dead.
The outspoken legislator opined that Jubilee does not exist following the handshake between Uhuru and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“It is now clear that there is no longer a political party known as Jubilee. Respect Baba, he is a genious” he tweeted on Tuesday night.
Pressed by Jubilee blogger Polycarp Hinga, to explain why he hasn’t quit the party to seek fresh mandate on an existing outfit, Kuria said he will decamp at an appropriate time.
“I will do so at a time of my choosing,” the second-time legislator responded.
It is now clear that there is no longer a political party known as Jubilee @HusseinMohamedg . Respect Baba
— Moses Kuria (@HonMoses_Kuria) March 5, 2019
Acha Baba aitwe baba, I like how you call the shots the way they are, John mbadi is vehemently defending the president while mukromen is attacking the president agenda 2 years later who would have thought 😂😂 politicians be playing games on us smh
— South Wolf (@Lordwainaina_) March 5, 2019
If so would the next step be coming here to tweet or seeking a fresh mandate on a party that exists?
— Polycarp Hinga® 🇰🇪 (@PolycarpHinga) March 6, 2019
Atleast with this tweet now you stand chance to get re_elected come 2022…Echesa knows it more that Baba is determinaning factor in current politics. Thank mweshimiwa!!
— Omar Abdi Bando (@omar_bando) March 5, 2019
Indeed. Uhuru has brought down his own house using his own hands. How shameful! What legacy will he leave? Who will want to be associated with him ever in future?
— Samuel David (@DasamQ) March 5, 2019
You are not serious about contesting for presidency. You only used it as a withdrawal strategy from supporting William Ruto's bid for 2022.
— Matelong Some. (@matelongsome) March 6, 2019
Jubilee was destroyed by Ruto in 2017 primaries where he rigged out popular politicians n installed his puppets….Central populace are complaining abt development coz all CDF and County cash is used to follow Ruto around.
— Richard (@MwangiRi) March 6, 2019
Kuria, who is eyeing the presidency in the next general election, has been rumoured to be planning to join the Democratic Party (DP) which was founded by retired President Mwai Kibaki in 1990.
The reports emerged early this year after he posted a picture of the DP’s flag and lamp symbol on his social media platforms.
Asked what was the meaning of the post, Kuria said the thirty-year-old outfit will be the party of choice for Mt Kenya politicians in the 2022 polls.
“To all my detractors out there, let us meet at the grassroots. DP is the party of the region” he said.
The party last week invited Kuria to give a keynote address during a meeting of its National Executive Committee.
“We went through our respective presentations to the Building Bridges Initiative and agreed on a framework for harmonising our positions on key issues,” the Gatundu legislator reported after the meeting.
You are right Hon, @HonMoses_Kuria, Politics of exclusion and betrayal is there to stay and is deeply embedded in what we call democracy in our country.
— Obagaz (@zephaniah_obaga) March 5, 2019
Indeed. Rrespect Baba. He's the force you see but underestimate its potential and when it strikes everything is scattered.
— Geoff Topher Ogutu (@GeoffTopher) March 5, 2019