August 9

Moses Kuria denies submitting his name for nomination as MP

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 10:34 | By
Moses Kuria submitting name for nomination as MP
MP Moses Kuria and his running mate Faith Mwaura at a past rally. PHOTO/Moses Kuria/Facebook

Kiambu gubernatorial candidate Moses Kuria has denied seeking a nomination position in parliament should he lose the August polls.

In a statement on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the Chama Cha Kazi party leader dismissed media reports that his name was on the party list submitted to the Registrar of Political Parties and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for review and approval.

Moses Kuria, an ardent supporter of Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto, said he is prepared to go home if he fails to clinch the Kiambu governor seat.

"The law is very clear. If you vie for an elective seat, you can not forward your name for nomination on the party list. It is simply not true that I have forwarded my name to be nominated as an MP," the legislator said.

"My single-minded focus is to be elected Governor of Kiambu County and to have William Ruto elected president. Both outcomes are assured and what remains is a formality. In the improbable event that I am not elected, you will not see me in politics again, let alone seeking to be nominated. There is life beyond politics." he added.

Moses Kuria denies eyeing MP nomination slot
Moses Kuria denies seeking a nomination slot in parliament. PHOTO/Screenshot

Tough battle for Moses Kuria

The Gatundu South MP is seeking the Kiambu governor seat on the CCK party.

Moses Kuria and his running mate Faith Mwaura will face off against several heavyweights affiliated with the Kenya Kwanza coalition.

The candidates are two-term Kiambu senator Kimani Wamatangi of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, former governor William Kabago (Tujibebe), Mwende Gatabaki (Safina) and incumbent James Nyoro (Jubilee).

Moses Kuria follows in Kabogo's footsteps, holds solo campaigns without Ruto-led UDA
Moses Kuria campaigns in Kiambu county on June 28, 2022. PHOTO/Moses Kuria/Facebook.

IEBC said that 81 of 83 parties participating in the August elections had submitted their party lists to the commission last month.

Ford Asili and Ukweli parties failed to submit their party lists at the close of the deadline on June 25.

The parties that submitted the nomination lists are now fighting to secure more seats for the County Assembly and Parliament to get a majority of the nomination slots.

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