Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria on Wednesday surprised Trace Radio listeners after he called President Uhuru Kenyatta live on air.
During the interview, Moses Kuria maintained that he enjoys a cordial relationship with the Head of State despite Uhuru’s rocky relationship with Deputy President William Ruto and offered to call the President in order to prove the same.
However, the President’s phone went answered, with Kuria noting that “he must be attending to State business in Congo.”
During the interview, Kuria addressed several national issues including the status of the Jubilee Party, the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic among others.
Kuria noted that President Kenyatta’s administration has underperformed in its second term, giving it a performance rating of 3/10.
“I would give the government (2017-now) a rating of 2-3/10. This is because in my opinion, the Jubilee Party lost focus,” Kuria said.
On the issue of the BBI Constitutional Amendment push, Kuria held the view that not all issues on the document are subject to a referendum. He claimed that some unmentioned political forces are using the document to “perpetuate power”.
“There are good things about the BBI but most of the reforms do not require a referendum. But the owners of the BBI are trying to perpetuate power. That’s the main agenda of the BBI,” Kuria divulged.
Regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the vocal MP opined that some influential people are using the disease to create wealth for themselves while thousands of Kenyans are suffering.
“Kuna watu wameform cartel. Ukiwaambia Covid itaisha wanakasirika! How Kenya is dealing with the pandemic has created business for some few big people,” he said.