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DP Gachagua: Moses Kuria is our son, he is in government to stay

By Winnie Onyando September 22nd, 2023 2 min read

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has jumped to the defence of Trade and Investment Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, just a few days after the two Kenya Kwanza leaders exchanged words on social media.

Speaking on Friday in Nyeri County during the funeral of Field Marshal Muthoni Kirima, the Deputy President called for unity of the Agikuyu community, while allaying fears of a fallout with Mr Kuria.

“I have seen some people suggesting that Moses Kuria should be removed from his position. Where would he go? Moses Kuria is our son, and our bonds are unbreakable. He is here to stay,” Gachagua said.

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A few days ago, Mr Gachagua asked Mr Kuria to be sensitive and considerate when discussing issues affecting Kenyans, particularly the recent surge in oil prices.

Mr Kuria has been vocally defending President William Ruto’s administration on social media, in a manner that has been interpreted by some as being insensitive to the plight of Kenyans.

The DP reminded Mr Kuria and other public servants to exercise humility and decorum when addressing Kenyans.

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He pointed out that although these officials were not directly elected by the people of Kenya, they were appointed by President Ruto, who was elected by Kenyan voters.

However, in response, Mr Kuria described himself as a Cabinet Secretary responsible for the private sector.

“As the Minister responsible for the Private Sector, my duty is to provide business advice based on scientific principles, not unfounded claims,” he said.

On Thursday, Mr Kuria further rubbished Mr Gachagua’s claims that the government is a company and that he is the one issuing shares.

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