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Moses Kuria breaks truce, gives Raila another tackle

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has relinquished his position in a parliamentary committee to an ODM rebel.

In a letter posted on social media by State House man Dennis Itumbi, Mr Kuria addressed the Majority Whip recommending that his position in the Energy and ICT committee be given to Mr Gideon Mung’aro who was recently de-whipped by ODM.

Mr Kuria recently had a lunch date with ODM party leader Raila Odinga where they symbolically buried the hatchet following an uproar over his call for the assassination of the Cord leader.

But the warm relations was short-lived and the Gatundu South MP has now moved to rock Mr Odinga’s party.


“Following the numerous responsibilities arising from my position as a member of the Budget and Appropriation Committee, I write this letter to relinquish my position as a member of the Energy &ICT Committee,” the letter dated June 28 states.

Mr Kuria goes on to request for the appointment of Kilifi MP Gideon Mung’aro  whom he says is “equally capable.”

“It is instructive to note that recently, despite his capability as a member, Hon Mung’aro was de-whipped by his party, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). This has denied this House and nation the competent services of Hon Mung’aro,” states the letter in part.

Mr Kuria concludes that giving up his membership in the Energy Committee will allow him to represent his constituency better.


Days after their much publicised lunch, Mr Kuria accused Mr Odinga of turning the proposed peace caravan initiative into an opposition campaign to attack the Jubilee government.