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Just In: Moses Kuria Set to Dissolve His Party

Moses Kuria, the leader of the Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party, has given something back to President William Ruto in exchange for the position of Trade Cabinet Secretary.

On Saturday, October 1, Kuria announced that he had decided to dissolve CCK and would formally join Ruto's United Democratic Alliance. He made this announcement while speaking in Elgeyo Marakwet County (UDA).

He said that he had written the Registrar of Political Parties, Anne Nderitu, asking for permission to dissolve a party he had run for governor of Kiambu in August.

"Until yesterday, I was the leader of the Chama Cha Kazi. But on Friday, September 30, I to the ORPP to break the party so that I can join UDA," Kuria disclosed.

If there are no objections from party members, Nderitu will officially dissolve the party through a gazette notice within seven days of receiving the request.

Kuria clarified that having numerous parties within the administration served no use because CCK's primary goal had been achieved—ensuring that Ruto won the president.

The former Gatundu South MP offered his opinion on Senator Kipchumba Murkomen's ascension after being nominated alongside him for the cabinet.

He urged the populace to support the ruling party and urged those who were unable to secure the UDA party ticket to withdraw from the race. The candidate will be able to run unopposed and save money by doing so.

"If I, a whole CS nominee can dissolve my party to join who are you? Once we finish the UDA nomination, it should end at that. We previously had time because we were in the opposition but now we are busy sorting out the country," he stated.

Former senatorial candidate Alex Tolgos, a two-term governor who ran against Murkomen on the platform of the Azimio coalition party, echoed his thoughts.

"Personally, even though I was in Azimio, I would not want for that seat to go to any party.  All of us, including independent candidates, should agree to take part in the UDA nomination and support whoever will win," Tolgos stated.

Murkomen insisted he would avoid succession politics and emphasized that the people had the final say.

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