Moses Kuria: UDA is main cause of wrangles in Kenya Kwanza
Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP), Moses Kuria has revealed that secret meetings between the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party are the main cause of the wrangles in the Kenya Kwanza coalition.
Through a statement shared via his official Facebook account, Kuria alleged that the altercation between Kiambu senator Kimani Wamatangi and Tujibebe party leader William Gitau Kabogo was a result of the UDA party secretly meeting Members of Parliament (MPs) and MCA's in the region to embarrass him and Kabogo.
"What happened in the Hustler Express caravan in Kiambu today is regrettable. The ugly altercation between Kabogo and Wamatangi is regrettable.
"I will not apportion blame to any of the two gentlemen but I can relate to governor Kabogo's pain. For three days, the UDA leadership has been meeting UDA MP and MCA candidates to plot how to embarrass Kabogo and me during the tour," he wrote.
Kuria urges unity
The outspoken legislator further urged the UDA party to stick to the core values of the Kenya Kwanza coalition, warning of divisions in the alliance should they not adhere to pleas for unity.
"It is imperative that we live with not only the letter but also the spirit of the Kenya Kwanza alliance. Otherwise, it will be tantamount to politics of conmanship and deceit. We will be raising these concerns with our alliance principals as provided for in the alliance instruments," Kuria added.
He also pledged to raise the issue with other Kenya Kwanza Alliance member parties.
Kuria's sentiments follow after Wamatangi and Kabogo engaged in a show of might during the Kenya Kwanza tour held in Limuru.
It all started when the senator was invited to address the crowd at Kagwe shopping centre in Lari after Kabogo.
Kabogo rudely interrupted the lawmaker a few minutes into his speech. The duo then engaged in a heated war of words as their supporters cheered them on.
The duo, on top of their vehicles called each other unprintable names with Wamatangi managing to silence Kabogo who kept his cool with his hand folded behind his back.
Efforts by Rigathi Gachagua to contain the ugly situation which almost degenerated into a fight bore no fruits as the exchange continued unabated.