Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has not resigned as is being claimed. He has clarified he did not submit his resignation letter to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as was being reported by sections of media.
Kuria in a press briefing at Parliament precincts this afternoon dwell on controversies surrounding his statement on New Year night at Thika Stadium where he slammed President Uhuru Kenyatta for overlooking his Kiambu backyard.
At Thika he stated; “Ujinga ya kukuja kupeana certificates za rehabilitated drunkards. Uratukua wana ”
He later apologised to President Uhuru Kenyatta for ‘disparaging’ him but he maintained what he was fighting for remains a grave issue.
Apparently this set off woes that have shadowed Kuria in the last 10 days, in some instances claiming his life was in danger. Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu even sent Kuria’s brother John Ngigi Kuria on a compulsory leave. Ngigi Kuria is the County Chief Officer for Agriculture, Crop Production, Irrigation and Marketing in Kiambu County.
In his briefing today afternoon Kuria said his statement was directed at Kiambu leadership. He expressed his support of handshake between Uhuru and Raila Odinga and urged for focus on development.
“I hope this will put this debate to rest. Let’s go down to our people and fast track development. This is the duty of all of us especially leaders” he stated.
At the same time he reiterated his claim his life was in danger, saying he reported the matter to the Director of Criminal investigations George Kinoti. On his side National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi called by some journalists said he had not received any resignation letter from Kuria.