KIAMBU COUNTY

Moses Kuria: Within one year, Kiambu will be like Singapore

The Gatundu south MP is eyeing the governor seat.

In Summary

• The MP has expressed interest in the governor seat.

• He seeks to oust the incumbent governor James Nyoro.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in Nyeri town on January 3, 2021.
MOSES: Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in Nyeri town on January 3, 2021.
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Chama Cha Kazi leader Moses Kuria has said that he is the gamechanger that Kiambu County has been waiting for since devolution came into place under the 2010 Constitution.

Kuria, who is serving as Gatundu South MP has expressed interest in the governor seat.

While addressing mourners on Tuesday in Kiambu during the burial of the mother of former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Kuria said that he will uplift the status of the county if he wins the seat.

Kuria said that Kiambu is twice larger than Singapore, and yet its status cannot be matched to Singapore

“Mimi nataka kubadilisha Kiambu iwe kama Singapore. Singapore is a third the size of Kiambu and is double the population of Kiambu. Within one year, Kiambu itakua kama Singapore na mtaona hapa (I want to change the face of Kiambu to be like Singapore…within one year, Kiambu will be like Singapore, and you will witness it),” Kuria said.

Singapore is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

He asked incumbent governor James Nyoro to be ready to hand over the office to him.

“Ningetaka kumuuliza kwa heshima rafiki yangu Nyoro, hii siku mia moja na tisini zimebaki tuanze handover process…so that we save time ndio nikichukua serikali mwezi wa nane nisianze kujifunza mambo nyingi (I would like to humbly ask my good friend governor Nyoro to consider starting to handover the leadership to me within the remaining months in order to save time, and I’ll not need to spend much time to learn about it).”

Kuria will face stiff competition from governor Nyoro, former governors William Kabogo and Waititu among other aspirants.

Senator Kimani Wamatangi is also said to be eyeing the governor seat.


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