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Moses Kuria serves Raila cold dish on his birthday

By NAIRA HABIB January 8th, 2018 2 min read

Controversial Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria picked up from where he left off in 2017, this time posting an inflammatory birthday message to Nasa leader Raila Odinga on Facebook.

He begins by referring to the Nasa leader as a friend whom he respects despite their many differences.

“Let me take this opportunity to wish a very happy birthday to my friend Jakom. Despite our differences, I hold you in utmost respect. As you celebrate your 74th Birthday,” wrote Mr Kuria.

But immediately the tone changes as the MP offers advice to Mr Odinga to reflect on how he would want his name to be written in the books of history.


“I invite you to reflect on how you want to write your history in this nation. You can choose to be a statesman, a patriot and let this country move forward. You can release the shackles from the feet of this country and let it exhale or you can go ahead with that swearing in nonsense and end up in the gallows like the guys you mentored, Hezekiah Ochuka and Pancras Oteyo. Chaguo ni lako. Happy Birthday Baba!”

Mr Odinga celebrated his birthday on Sunday January 7 when he turned 73.


This is not the first time the MP has taken a swipe at Mr Odinga.

In September last year, Kuria was arrested over hate speech against the Nasa leader.

A video streamed live on Mr Kuria’s Facebook page showed how the Gatundu South lawmaker turned his guns on Mr Odinga and spoke in extraordinarily coarse language about the former Prime Minister and his family.

In the same month, he threatened to have the Nasa leader placed under house arrest if he tried to interfere with the fresh presidential election that had been ordered for October 26 last year.

And in in October 2017, he was accused of suggesting that the opposition leader should be shot by police for calling for demonstrations.

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