Moses Kuria criticises the President

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria. 
His sharp tongue is unsparing when you are in his bad books.

This time around, rabble-rouser Moses Kuria has trained his gunsights on the biggest office in the land whose occupant happens to be one of his constituents---- President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a video clip doing rounds on social media, the Gatundu South MP is seen criticising the President for launching projects in other parts of the country but not Central Kenya.

His Facebook post dated January 2, 2019, shows him in the same clothes he is wearing in the video in the company of the same people including Kiambu Governor Babayao Waititu.

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Ironically, he tells New Year revellers at Thika Stadium “If I say something, don’t take me seriously”.

But, from the other corner of his mouth, the MP who at one stage talks of having drunk “a little” tears down at the president’s development record in Central Kenya.

“As we usher in 2019, think very seriously. Your job is to vote after which we reward other regions with development which is not very smart,” he says to a loud applause.

Kuria then urges the crowd to ask the president to open development projects in Kiambu as he awards rehabilitated alcoholics with certificates.

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He also mentions the President’s recent tour of Nyanza where he opened roads, saying the same should happen in Kiambu.

Pumping up the crowd, he wonders why Kiambu County was allocated Sh8bn and another county Sh12 billion.

Vintage Kuria is no stranger to controversy:

At the height of the 2017 electioneering, on September 8, he insulted ODM leader Raila and his family in a live Facebook stream using words we cannot reproduce.

Recently, ruffled feathers when he criticised maize farmers for blackmailing the government.

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He said: “When did we agree that someone goes to his farm and plants maize with the sole intention to sell to the government? Did the government write you a letter to plant maize? So that you say now [sic] the government is breaching a contract?”

He would demand that the government also buys Irish and sweet potatoes from his central Kenya.

It will also be recalled that Kuria has been and charged with hate speech.

And, the media has reckoned with his rough edges.

On July 2015 he walked out in the middle of a live television interview with Citizen TV when a clan of him allegedly inciting youths in Gatundu was about to be played.

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He claimed a huge portion of the clip had been edited and demanded that the video, which he says was 45 minutes long, be played in full for Kenyans to know what really transpired.

“I was taken out of context. To understand you have to see the full footage of my speech,” Mr Kuria said.

Kuria also stormed out of a radio Maisha political show after Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati criticised the President.

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