Moses Kuria faults critics;reiterates support for the handshake

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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has reiterated his apology to President Uhuru Kenyatta and fellow Kenyans and has affirmed his support to the Building Bridges Initiative. This comes after he made remarks on New Year’s Eve insinuating that the Central region has seen little development from the Jubilee government for some time, comments that have escalated the wrangles in Jubilee with leaders including MPs defending the President’s track record in Central Kenya. On 4th January, Moses Kuria apologized for his comments and said the message may have been misinterpreted. Speaking to the press at parliament buildings on Thursday, Kuria said he has still received personalized attacks from people with personal scores to settle with him despite the initial apology.

He said the attacks levelled against him are designed to create a rift between him and President Kenyatta, “I have nothing but utmost respect for President Kenyatta with whom I have worked for a long time towards making Kenya a great nation,” he said. He said that he fully supports the Building Bridges initiative and the handshake between the President and Raila Odinga, and that there is nothing wrong with the President launching projects anywhere in the country. “I have similarly sent an invitation to Hon. Raila Odinga to come to Gatundu South to come and launch projects there in the spirit of Building Bridges Initiative,” he added.

The MP said it’s surprising that people who are busy criticizing him haven’t contributed to the success of the handshake in anyway. He acknowledged the need for leaders to fast track development themselves instead of simply discussing it, noting that 2019 is the year to deliver, “We can do better especially on the speed of execution of already funded projects.” Furthermore, he alleged that he has received threats to his life, and he has so far shared the details with the DCI George Kinoti who is doing everything possible to investigate the issue.