Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria seems to have found a new home after he was kicked out of the People ‘s Empowerment Party (PEP).
Following a fallout with the PEP’s leadership, Kuria remained adamant about joining his allies at UDA, instead sought to join another party.
Taking to his Facebook page on July 24, 2021, Kuria revealed that he had joined newly formed party, Chama Cha Kazi (CCK).
Kuria shared a launch video of the party, announcing his new home to members of the public.
CCK is headquartered in Kileleshwa, Nairobi and has recently opened branches in various parts of the country including Nyeri, Kakamega, Bungoma, Murang’a among others.
The newly formed political vehicle’s slogan “Kazi na Pesa” may have drawn inspirations from UDA’s “Kazi ni Kazi”.
According to the party website, CCK aims to provide the country with participatory governance where home grown solutions on matters affecting the community are encouraged.
“To become a political tool for empowerment of politically marginalized and voice of the voiceless in the highly competitive political world,” the party vision states.
Kuria announcement seems to have poured cold water on any chances of makling amends with PEP.
On July 23, PEP national chairman Watson Simiyu conceded that they had differed with Kuria on various fundamental aspects of the party but had scheduled a meeting for Monday, July 26, to come to an agreement.
“We had issues after the Juja and Gaturi by-elections which we are trying to sort out. We have a meeting on Monday which we have invited him to attend to try to iron out the problem,” Simiyu told a local daily.
It is alleged that the Kuria had demanded more allocations on the party’s NEC, something the other leaders disagreed with.
It also emerged that the party had plans of fielding a presidential candidate from Western Kenya in 2022, something Kuria had raised concerns about.
Kuria also allegedly wanted the party to change its name to CCK and align its slogan to that of Ruto-linked UDA.