Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria made his opinion clear over the move to make Macdonald Mariga Jubilee’s flag bearer in the coming Kibra by-elections.
The controversial lawmaker on Tuesday took to Twitter and cautioned Deputy President William Ruto over dragging Mariga into politics.
Kuria stated that Ruto should let the former Inter Milan player concentrate on improving football and nurturing the talents of young people.
“Siasa itakuwepo leo, kesho na mtondogoo (Politics will be there today, tomorrow and the days to come). William Ruto, let the young man be.
“He will live to join this silly, dirty game of politics another day,” tweeted Kuria.
Let Macdonald Mariga spend time to grow our football and our talents. Siasa itakuwepo leo, kesho na mtondogoo. @WilliamsRuto let the young man be. He will live to join this silly, dirty game of politics another day
— Moses Kuria (@HonMoses_Kuria) September 2, 2019
The Gatundu South MP in a different post indicated that the right person to take over the vacant seat held by the late Ken Okoth would be ODM’s nominee Benson Musungu.
According to the tough-talking Kuria, the seat should be taken by someone who was born in Kibra and understands the problems facing the people in the area.
He remarked that a movement be created by the well-off people who managed to leave Kibra as a way to help the residents.
“I have challenged my friend Ronnie Osumba to create a Born in Kibra (BIK) movement to bring together people who manage to break off from the challenges of Kibra and make it in life to go back and help lift Kibra from the yoke of poverty. Political tourists and slum tourists will not help Kibra,”
“The person I vouch for to take forward from where Ken left is another Born in Kibra, Benson Musungu,” stated Kuria.
Kuria’s remarks came hours after Jubilee party chose Mariga as their preferred candidate for the Kibra elections.
The former Real Sociedad midfielder beat 15 other candidates to the position despite claims of favouritism from the DP.
Reports had indicated that the ruling party had planned to field a weak candidate in order to give ODM an easy win in the elections.