CS MOSES KURIA now admits, “I never wanted GACHAGUA to be RUTO’s running mate,” amidst their tense relationship.


In the recent past, Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua have been going after each other’s nerves.

Both of them have spoken out about their ongoing political competition, even though they were part of President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza administration.

The outspoken CS acknowledged in an interview that he had never wanted Rigathi Gachagua, the Mathira MP at the time, to be William Ruto’s running mate for president.

Kuria disclosed that he had supported Justin Muturi, the former speaker of the National Assembly, to be William Ruto’s running mate in the heavily contested 2022 General Election.

“I was backing Justin Muturi to be William Ruto’s running mate, but I decided to support the current Deputy President when he decided on Gachagua,” Kuria stated.

Gachagua was chosen by Ruto to be his running mate following a 17-hour meeting in which coalition members discussed their plans for winning the nation’s top position.

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, former Kandara MP Alice Wahome, former National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, and former Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki were among those shortlisted for the Kenya Kwanza running mate position.

Kuria made these revelations just one day after Gachagua hinted that he had a falling out with the CS for supporting Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi in his bid for the top county position ahead of the general elections in 2022.


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