Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has accused Kenya Kwanza Alliance of diluting the agenda of Hustler Movement.
In an interview with a local television station from his hospital bed in Dubai, the legislator noted that he will need a little more time to understand the new political alliance before he decides which presidential candidate to support ahead of August 2022 polls.
According to Kuria, the issue of economy which was a key agenda for the Hustler nation is fast disappearing after the transformation to Kenya Kwanza.
“Personally, Kenya Kwanza and Azimio were formed when I was in bed. there is much more into making a decision on which side to support,” said Kuria.
In September last year, Mr Kuria was admitted in hospital after suffering third degree burns in his feet when using a gadget for aeration.
Two months later, he was transferred to Dubai where he has undergone eight surgeries to correct the situation.
He is expected back into the country to a mega rally christened ‘Thanksgiving Prayers’ at Thika Stadium on February 19, in which he has invited politicians from across all political divides including all presidential aspirants.
And with the country’s political temperatures already high, speculations have been running over a possibility of the legislator giving political direction to his Chama Cha Kazi Party members, following declaration that the party will not field a presidential candidate.
Before he left the country for treatment, Kuria was aligned to Deputy President William Ruto’s Hustler Movement.
Transformation of Hustler Movement
However, when he was away, Hustler Movement transformed to Kenya Kwanza Alliance, bringing in Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress Party and Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya.
“I have not received a memo on how the Hustler Movement transitioned to Kenya Kwanza. I will need more time to understand a lot of things,” said Kuria.
But in what may seem to be his way out, Mr Kuria alleges that the agenda of Kenya Kwanza has changed compared to when he was in the Hustler Movement.
“Before Mudavadi joined Kenya Kwanza, he was taking about issues of economy which I agreed with, but now there if fighting CBC. I need to know if this is now our commonly shared agenda,” he said.
Kuria also indicated that he will not be defending his current position, and that he will instead give the chance to another person as he concentrates on building his party.