Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria was left fuming after his billboard was mysteriously pulled down barely 72 hours after it was erected. The billboard was specifically designed by the vocal legislator himself and placed strategically near a Del Monte shop.
It was designed to welcome Kenyans to the 6th Devolution Conference held in Kirinyaga county, but unfortunately the message barely reached its maximum audience. Kuria learnt that the billboard had been destroyed while on his way Murang’a to attend the burial of Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata’s mother, Margaret Wangeci.
the billboard was still visible to motorists on Sunday evening although the billboard slot was empty on Monday, March 4. On learning of the malicious, act, Kuria was categorical that it was a well-executed plan by elements who were keen on keeping his name out of any political running.
“It is a planned move as how can only the billboard at Del Monte area in Murang’a county was pulled down,” he said at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church where the funeral mass was presided. Kuria, however, maintained that despite the setback, another billboard would be erected. “I left it to Magnate (advertising company) to report to the police as I make arrangements for its replacement,” he went on.
The vocal MP had expressed his interest in running for presidency in 2022 and as expected, his declaration was not necessarily met with joy, particularly within the Jubilee camp. It was especially interesting that Kuria sensationally narrowed down his possible running mates to the likes of ODM party’s boss Raila Odinga, Deputy President William Ruto and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana. The MP emphasised his bid for the presidency was still on despite the political witch hunt against him. “So someone has pulled down my billboard at Delmonte in Muranga county. Will you also pull down my presidential bid? Shame on you!” he wrote.