President William Samoei Ruto is keen on taming strong voices from the Mt. Kenya region such as the former Gatundu member of parliament Moses Kuria.
In a bid to rule well without any opposition, the president is keen on achieving the one party system and amongst his plans is to have Moses Kuria fold his Chama Cha Kazi party so that it joins the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
President Ruto is said to be focused on having a major political party matching the defunct Jubilee that propelled him and president Uhuru Kenyatta to power in the 2017 general elections.
Sonkonews has learnt of behind the scene negotiations involving Ruto and the party leaders of those political outfits that signed a coalition with him prior to the 9th August general elections.
In order to persuade these party leaders to join UDA, the head of state dished out to them cabinet positions just to eliminate any form of resistance. For instance, Moses Kuria was made the cabinet secretary of Trade, Mandeleo Chap Chap party leader Alfred Mutua made the CS for foreign affairs, while PAA party leader Amason Kingi was made the senate speaker amongst others.
Sources argue that despite being known for having a strong stand, Moses Kuria who refused to fold his party to join the UDA before the elections will now easily do it through a phone call from the president.
Insiders argued that there is no way a cabinet secretary serving in Ruto’s government (specifically Moses Kuria) will defy his words and keep his party if the head of state wants them to join UDA so that they have one powerful party.
Besides, the insider posited that such a move to refuse to fold a party may come with consequences such as being fired from the cabinet, a route which none of these leaders would like to go.
Most importantly, the president, being a shrewd politician, understands the consequences he might suffer in 2027 if the likes of Moses Kuria are allowed to run their own political parties . Consequently, the president has to call them to order as early as now prior to their names getting approved by parliament.