Kiambu CCK members want Kuria to deputise Ruto or Raila

Saturday, February 19th, 2022 13:18 | By
Gatundu South Member of Parliarment Moses Kuria has broken his silence after President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to support Raila Odinga in the 2022 presidential polls.
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria. PHOTO/File

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria should deputize any presidential candidate who seeks a coalition with his Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party ahead of the August 9 general election, his supporters now say.

The party's members from Kiambu County who are seeking various leadership positions under CCK welcomed Kuria's position that he will not be backing either the Azimio la Umoja or Kenya Kwanza presidential hopefuls.

Led by Thika Town parliamentary aspirant Njeri Karanja and Hellen Waciuri who is seeking the Kiambu Woman Representative position, the leaders said CCK commands a large following in Central Kenya and other regions and should get the requisite recognition by those who may be seeking to form a coalition with their party.

The group told a press conference in Thika town that plans to welcome Kuria back today were ready and appealed to his supporters to turn out in large numbers to receive him.

"Although our party leader stated that he won't be supporting either of the leading presidential candidates, should any of them approach him then we demand that he gets the number two slot," Njeri said.

She pointed out that Kuria, who has been receiving specialized treatment in Dubai for three months, has projected himself as the most popular leader of the Kikuyu community after President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"CCK is the party of choice in Mt Kenya and other regions at the moment and it is set to bag most of the leadership slots in the August polls. Therefore it is only fair that we be part of the next government," Njeri said.

Waciuri on her part, like Njeri, pleaded with Kiambu residents to turn out in large numbers to welcome Kuria and asked them to maintain peace during the occasion.

Deputy President William Ruto who is also the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party leader is among guests expected to grace Kuria's event, among other dignitaries and political bigwigs from across the country.

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