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Moses Kuria to release song on Raila assassination claim

Controversial Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria will release a new song based on claims he made which alluded to an assassination plot against Cord leader Raila Odinga.

The song, ‘Mbembe’ (Gikuyu for maize) will be released in the next few weeks.

Speaking in Kangaita PCEA church in Tetu, Nyeri County, the MP asked the congregation to buy his song and make sure they understand the message properly.


According to Mr Kuria, he came up with the idea after he was accused of hate speech against the Cord leader for using the word ‘mbembe’.

“You know, these media people are not good at all. I once said that the former Prime Minister should eat ‘mbembe’ and they went on to translate that I meant he should be killed using a bullet. That is not what I meant. I meant he should either eat maize in Githeri, roasted, or grinded as ugali,” he said.

As he uttered these words, the congregation was clapping and laughing.

He did not disclose the details of the  song and video, but noted he is a clean man more than those who claim are born-again.

“I’m a Catholic by faith and every Sunday I normally go for repentance since my church allows us to sin a little then go for confession. So if I were to go to Satan, only my legs will burn but the rest of the body will remain intact since am not that sinful as many portray me to be,” he told the gathering.


The Jubilee MP said that this is the reason why he joined Mr Odinga and the Pangani Six for lunch at a Nairobi restaurant.

“For me to clear my message, I had to join my colleagues and Mr Raila for a lunch date where you saw us eat ugali made from maize flour with fish,” he said.

Mr Kuria had allegedly called for the assassination of Cord leader Raila Odinga in remarks made at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium in June.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission summoned the Gatundu South MP and his Bahati counterpart Kimani Ngunjiri over alleged hate speech.

Mr Ngunjiri was captured on video telling a group of young people to ensure that members of a certain community leave Nakuru Town and its environs “immediately”.

The MP was captured as he addressed rowdy youths who were attempting to storm a hotel in Nakuru where Mr Odinga was holding a meeting with local professionals and party officials.