– Kuria was among several other leaders who attended church service at St Luke PCEA church in Mahingo, Embakasi East
– He, however, decided to sit in the middle of the congregation and not at the high table with the other leaders
– The Gatundu South MP also declined to address the gathering despite an invitation by the deputy president
– Days earlier, Kuria and Nairobi governor Mike Sonko launched a new political outfit dubbed Team Wanjiku
-They said Team Wanjiku was formed to advance interests of the less fortunate in the society who had been forgotten by Team Kieleweke and Team Tanga Tanga
There was a moment of amusement at St Luke PCEA church in Mahingo, Embakasi East, when Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria decided to sit with members of the public and not at the main dais where other leaders including Deputy President William Ruto sat.
This comes just a week after the Gatundu South lawmaker and Nairobi governor Mike Sonko formed the “Team Wanjiku” outfit, an unofficial political movement meant to counter Jubilee party’s Team Tanga Tanga and Team Kieleweke.
Kuria on Sunday, June 30, surprised many by his gesture after he also refused to join the high table with other politicians and even reportedly declined to address the congregation despite an invitation from the DP.
The MP and Governor Sonko while launching Team Wanjiku at Ruiru Stadium in Kiambu county argued the common mwananchi had been forgotten by the leaders they elected who shifted their focus to 2022 succession politics and forgot the voters.
Kuria’s decision to sit with the common mwananchi instead of fellow leaders could therefore be interpreted to mean he was with Wanjiku and did not wish to appear as if he was a member of the Tanga Tanga movement.
As was earlier reported by TUKO, the Team Wanjiku movement was expected to conduct countrywide rallies to preach service delivery.
The founders indicated the rallies would bring on board young elected leaders and youth from all the 47 counties.
Story by Dan Ole Muhuni, Tuko Correspondent, Nairobi county.
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