Moses Kuria urges his ‘true friend’ Raila to concede defeat
Outgoing Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has urged Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga to concede defeat.
Describing Mr Odinga as his true friend, Mr Kuria said that there was a section of politicians who were out to trick the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader into challenging the outcome of the elections.
“My message to Baba, listen to your genuine friends like myself. Call it a day with grace and honor,” Mr Kuria said in a post on his official Facebook account.
Mr Kuria, who was supporting President-elect William Ruto, lost his bid for the Kiambu gubernatorial contest.
Mr Kuria claims there is a faction of three groups that was out to ensure that Mr Odinga moves to the Supreme Court. According to the lawmaker, one of the faction that wants the ODM leader go to court includes Siaya Governor James Orengo and Members of Parliament who are lawyers such as Otiende Amolo, Millie Odhiambo.
Mr Kuria also claims that the lawyers were only keen to have the deep state pay their fee and they gain financially. The other faction, he said, was that of a section of the fallen deep state. However, he claims they are only out to have three more weeks of looting public funds.
The last faction, according to Mr Kuria, includes those who want President Kenyatta to appear like he was out to assist Mr Odinga.
Meanwhile, Dr Ruto’s election victory continues to draw varied reactions among political leaders across the country. Dr Ruto was announced the winner of the presidential elections after garnering 7,176,141 votes against Mr Odinga’s 6,942,930 votes.