Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria seems to be headed to the Democratic Party (DP) after declaring interest in Democratic Party as his chosen party for the next general elections.
On Friday, the legislator posted a picture of the party’s flag, signalling his next move in politics.
“To all my detractors out there, let us meet at the grassroots. DP is the party of the region. We leave the others to (Nominated MP Maina) Kamanda,” Kuria said in a post.
Kuria could lose his seat if he officially leaves Jubilee party, hence there has not been any formal communication.
DP’s Chairman, Esau Kioni welcomed Kuria’s support to the party and shared that other politicians, in and out of parliament have also shown interest to join their party.
“Kuria’s support is welcome though according to the law, he would lose his seat in Parliament if he ditches Jubilee formally. There are many other politicians including sitting elected leaders and those who lost in the last election who have shown interest in joining DP,” said Mr Kioni.
DP’s Deputy Secretary General Wambugu Nyamu had initially opposed Kuria’s public declaration as he said that Kuria is yet to officially contact the party.
The party’s chairman, Esau Kioni however pointed out that Moses Kuria’s public post may have been made in order to gauge the reaction of his supporters.
A party member told one of the dailies that other leaders from the region have shown interest to run under the party’s ticket come 2022.