I’m embarrassed to have been part of Uhuru’s government – Moses Kuria
Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria now says he is embarrassed to have been part of Jubilee government that he said has bankrupted the country.
Kuria, who is now the party leader of Chama Cha Kazi (CCK), said the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led government has run down the economy and has "neglected the common man".
"The President has mismanaged the country across board. The region with the highest abandoned projects is Kisii and Nyamira counties. I have counted 46 roads in the two counties that have been abandoned because the contractors are not being paid. The issue is systemic and I'm embarrassed to have been part of this government," Kuria said.
Speaking on a local television station on Saturday, Kuria said retired President Mwai Kibaki performed better than Uhuru.
"Kibaki had a model that he thought through. It was balanced. Kibaki never blamed any of his ministers for failures of his government," Kuria said.
Kuria said Uhuru has led an incompetent government for 10 years.
"In Mount Kenya, the only things we can show in this government is poverty, failed businesses and auctioneers who are now thriving," he said.
Kuria has since announced that he will be running for the Kiambu governor seat in the August 9 general election.
He supports Deputy President William Ruto for the presidential seat in the upcoming poll.