Outspoken Gatundu South Member of parliament Moses Kuria on Sunday, August 29, urged One Kenyan Alliance (OKA) principal Musalia Mudavadi to join William Ruto’s hustler movement.
Speaking at the A.I.P.C.K Church in Githunguri, Kiambu County, the lawmaker asked Mudavadi to feel welcome in Ruto’s “hustler movement”, should things not work out in his new OKA party.
“If it doesn’t work well for you in OKA, come to the hustler movement and join us,” advised Kuria.
He went on to take a swipe at OKA’s frequent meetings with President Uhuru Kenyatta, in what many see as the President’s attempt to influence the outcome of the 2022 General Election, warning the ANC boss that the President would not help him clinch the top seat.
“If the meetings with the President do not bear any fruit in your quest for next year’s elections, you are always welcome to chart your own path,” stated Kuria.
The legislator also urged Mudavadi to be more proactive in touring the Mt. Kenya region and aggressively seek votes from the Mt. Kenya electorate.
“I want to tell you Musalia, that what you have done by coming to Mt. Kenya should be the way forward. Even if you have twenty or thirty meetings with Uhuru, nothing will come of it. Uhuru will not have any influence on the voting in the upcoming elections; Kenyans are intelligent to make independent electoral decisions without being influenced by anyone.”
“I will feel very bad if come next elections, we do not see you (Moses Wetangula) having any position in government,” the vocal MP opined.
The lawmaker also castigated the President over his recent remarks regarding the postponement of the 2022 General Election, if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission was not ready in conducting the elections.
“I respect President Kenyatta and he is my friend, but I want to differ with him and tell him that next year’s elections are absolutely not dependent on the IEBC’s readiness. Either we are ready or we are ready.”
“Let us have a weekly meeting with the IEBC to see what progress they are making and not wait till the election is near to say that IEBC is not ready,” stated Kuria.