What next for Kuria as he’s left out of Uhuru JP team?

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

Gatundu MP Moses Kuria, the self-pro­claimed fiercest de­fender of the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment, suf­fered a big blow when his name was left out of the team to spear­head Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s na­tional re­elec­tion cam­paign. The Ju­bilee Party held its first Na­tional Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil meet­ing on Fri­day last week at the Bo­mas of Kenya to de­lib­er­ate on a num­ber of is­sues. The cam­paign team was named amid dis­con­tent among mem­bers from some re­gions who felt left out or said their re­gion was not prop­erly rep­re­sented. Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto was at pains to calm the en­raged mem­bers and promised them that their con­cerns would be looked into. Af­ter de­lib­er­a­tions, vet­eran and new politi­cians, the ma­jor­ity of them MPs, were picked to make up the na­tional cam­paign team for the Ju­bilee Party. From Cen­tral they in­clude MPs Alice Ng’ang’a, David Kiaraho, Es­ther Mu­rugi, Nder­itu Gach­agua, Njogu Barua, Sabina Chege, and Se­na­tor Kembi Gi­tura. The ab­sence of Kuria’s name raised eye­brows since he is one of the most vo­cal MPs in Par­lia­ment and was ex­pected to be a key player. Kuria had in­di­cated in var­i­ous meet­ings in his con­stituency that he would be in the team. But his ex­clu­sion raises ques­tions of whether he still en­joys the sup­port of the two top Ju­bilee lead­ers – Uhuru and Ruto – as he had led made many peo­ple to be­lieve.

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