‘I’m 52 years old, it is what it is’ – CS Moses Kuria unmoved by ouster calls

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 8 Nov, 2023 22:00 | 2 mins read
'I'm 52 years old, it is what it is' - CS Moses Kuria unmoved by ouster calls
Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria. PHOTO/ @HonMoses_Kuria)/ X

Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has offered a loud and direct response to people calling for his dismissal coming from inside and outside of the Senate.

Speaking during an interview with a local media outlet, Kuria watered down the ouster calls saying he shall not engage the Senate as it is not a legislative house.

When asked for his reaction to the calls, he said: "I am 52 years old, I've been a minister for one year... it is not a big deal. I also don't want to engage people who are in court proceedings in the impeachment matter. I am a busy person working for this nation. It is what it is," CS Moses Kuria said.

According to the CS, his comments on the ongoing impeachment motion against Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza that spurred his ouster calls was a petition to the 13 senators whom he said have a vote and big say in this matter.

He argued that he made the petition as a Kenyan citizen and said it is time for the law to define the bar and set the threshold on what would cause an impeachment.

"I have the right to express my opinion. In my opinion that was a petition. I appealed to 13 senators who have a big say in this matter - in my opinion, me being Moses Kuria, a male adult. If impeachment is because of petitioning... then it is what it is. I'm not a controversial person, I speak my mind - it comes with the territory," he added.

Kuria made several posts on his X account, claiming that the motion against Mwangaza did not hold enough evidence to warrant impeachment.

"I have studied carefully the issues presented against Governor Kawira. The most serious offence is that she does what Kikuyus call Kuangalia watu manyiira. That offence can take you to hell but not to jail. Certainly not a ground for Impeachment," he stated.

In a subsequent post, Kuria accused 13 Senators of being misled through evidence presented in the motion.

On Wednesday, Senators accused Kuria of running rogue by making several claims against the House and its members in the middle of an impeachment process.

Related Topics