Moses Kuria is a firebrand politician who thrives on making outlandish and outrageous. The former SONU treasurer has made it a way of life and does not fear ruffling feathers in his quest for growth as a politician.
A quick backstory: Governor of Kitui Charity Ngilu has taken a tough stand against cutting down of trees in Kitui County. As you would well expect this has not gone well with many charcoal traders who derive their livelihoods from the felled trees.
Ngilu was allegedly championing against illegal logging and cutting down of trees, something that she stated was being done by non-locals.
Subsequently, some residents caused an uproar after they were reported to have torched a lorry ferrying charcoal out of the county. The owner of the lorry, however, maintained that he did not buy the charcoal within Kitui ever since Ngilu banned charcoal trading.
What has ensued has been a back and forth between the Governor and those who don’t agree with her stand. Who knew that Moses Kuria was in that camp. He wrote a comment on his Facebook page that was quickly deleted, most likely due to the incendiary nature of it.
In the post, he was encouraging the charcoal traders to come to him so that he could arm them with machine guns. He wrote:
Politics! Mao Zedong the great communist Chinese leader once wrote:
“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.”
Was he right?
Please note that he has since deleted that post.