Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Kikuyu counterpart Kimani Ichung’wa engaged in a war of words over the former’s interest to join the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
It all started after Ichung’wa insisted that Kuria was unwelcome to Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
In an interview on Friday, March 11, the lawmaker said the Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party leader was out to cause confusion in UDA and sell tickets of his outfit during primaries.
Ichung’wa asked Kuria not to have high expectations as he contemplates joining the Tanga Tanga political faction further asking him to be ready to conform with the already set rules.
“I’m not aware of any such partnership. UDA is a party that welcomes everyone and if he intends to join UDA, he is welcome but not to create confusion to vend tickets. Our people are in UDA as their party of choice,” said Ichung’wah.
In a retort, Kuria, who has declared interest in the Kiambu gubernatorial seat, said he had been shocked by Ichung’wa’s unwarranted attacks.
He said the lawmaker was seemingly irked by his move in which he refused to fold his Chama Cha Kazi party and join UDA.
“I have read the unwarranted attacks on me by my colleague Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa appearing in today’s Daily Nation with shock and dismay. Mr Ichungwa seems to have a lot of bile towards me for choosing to belong to the Chama Cha Kazi Party and not the UDA Party,” said Kuria.
Kuria maintained that it was his democratic right to choose which party to belong to and will not be cowed by Ichung’wa’s juvenile attacks.