Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria explained why he chose to work with Vice President William Ruto and the Kenya First Forces instead of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his United Nations Declaration group.
Speaking in a television interview on Friday, March 4, the leader of the Labor Party (CCK) explained that Ruto and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) had changed their operating style, a change he described as welcome.
Earlier, the second-term lawmaker accused Ruto and his UDA team of pursuing dictatorial tendencies while seeking allies before the August election. Initially UDA demanded that political parties that wanted to work with it withdraw and join it. This decision did not please many parties, including the Kuria Labor Party.
“Kenya First changed and they welcomed everyone. They accepted their allies to join the coalition through different parties,” Kuria explained.
The MP went on to say that there was no problem for him to talk to Kenya First a few days after meeting with leaders of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA), a political faction aimed at joining the Resolution from Raila.
Kuria still speaks to OKA directors
He added, however, that he was still talking to OKA directors to change his mind and join the Ruto team. OKA’s Kalonzo Musyoka – who is also the leader of the Wiper Movement – however, has stated publicly that he will not join Ruto’s side.
“People are taking their political stance and that is not a shame. We decided to work with Kenya First and hopefully we will have two factions, especially the Declaration and Kenya First.
“If possible, those who have the focus of the Declaration should attract others. I would like to talk to them so they can come to Kenya First. In the end, we will all tell people where we belong,” he said. -announces.
Kuria’s decision surprised many in the political arena. During his thanksgiving service at Thika Stadium on February 19, the MP criticized UDA, saying some party members had been warned not to attend his ceremony.