Moses Kuria to unveil Chama Cha Kazi candidates for Meru, Wajir by-elections
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has nominated candidates for his Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party for the Meru and Wajir by-elections.
On Thursday, August 19, CCK made the announcement after the Office of the Registrar of Polical Parties (ORPP) officially registered Kuria's party.
According to the registrar of political parties, CCK attained full registration on August 17 becoming the seventy-fifth fully registered party after complying with conditions set in Section 7 of the Political Parties Act, 2011.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is set to conduct the by-elections in Kiagu Ward Meru, and Eldas Ward in Wajir on October 14.
Kuria formed CCK after he was ousted from the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) through which he clinched two seats in Gaturi ward and Juja constituency.
Through CCK, Kuria formed an alliance with Martha Karua's NARC Kenya, Mwangi Kiunjuri's The Service Party (TSP) with trio referring to themselves as the Limuru 3.
“We commit to working together on issues affecting our region and nation. This initiative in the next three months will culminate into the ‘Limuru 3’ conference where we can be able to make resolutions on how to conduct our affairs,” Karua said.
The three leaders however dismissed claims or assertions that their alliance was an early move in identifying possible suitors ahead of next year's polls with Kiunjuri insisting that TSP will be on the ballot comes 2022.
“TSP will be on the ballot. We are going to approach other members, an initiative must start somewhere. We are focused on uniting our region and uniting the nation,” Kiunjuri said.
While fronting the interest of his Chama Cha Kazi, Moses Kuria distanced himself from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) which is associated with Deputy President William Ruto and his former outfit the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) adding that his interest is solely in his own party.
“Am firmly behind Chama Cha Kazi, and for the meeting that happened in Karen was a meeting for UDA members and as a party leader I was not invited and that is not the only meeting that I haven’t been invited to. I wasn’t invited in Mombasa for example so there is nothing strange about it,” Kuria said.