Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has finally released his anticipated public press conference where he lashed out at government security, BBI, and the civil society.
While speaking from Parliament buildings on Monday afternoon, Kuria urged Kenyans to step up and speak against intimidation from the police.
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“We cannot allow Kenyans to slide back to days of the police state. Every day some rights are taken and we keep quite. Continous and gradual degradation of human rights disrespect of court orders, the weaponisation of the prosecution just to silence some people,” said Kuria.
“I call upon my teachers Raila Odinga, Paul Muite, James Orengo and other civil rights leaders to speak out on this intimidations. Is this how you taught me to keep quiet when injustices prevail,” he added.
The lawmaker also said he supports the BBI drive but for better inclusivity, the process should also include discussions on economic growth for the local mwanainchi who is on the receiving end.
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“Why are we fighting over BBI, no one has opposed BBI. My message to them is to stop the side-show, publish the calendar and schedule so that we can see it unless you are hiding it for a reason,” he said.
“If BBI is something else put all the cards on the table. I support the Bomas document but I will put my argument to hard economic issues like our coffee, milk, rice, tea, bananas, potatoes we merge BBI Bomas and BBI Uchumi but we cant achieve national consensus if we hide other cards,” he added.
When asked about his desire to work with the Jubilee government or whether he can vote for Uhuru again, Kuria had an interesting answer.
“Well I am disappointed but thanks God the Jubilee government is coming to an end let’s move forward,” said Moses Kuria.
Kuria, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and a host of pro-DP Ruto leaders from Mount Kenya have in recent days claimed their close ties to the Deputy President is the reason behind intimidation from state operatives.
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