Public Service Minister Moses Kuria has strongly opposed the idea of contesting again for the Kiambu governor seat. During an interview with KTN, Kuria wondered how he is expected to resign from his position in the Council of Ministers in order to develop the county’s affairs. “Never. How can I leave this state called Kenya for Kiambu again?” he asked.
Remembering his loss during the general election of August 9, 2022, Kuria said he was grateful for the votes he got, maintaining that he will not run for the position again.
“I presented myself to the people of Kiambu and they were very generous with 24,000 votes out of 1.3 million registered voters. I am grateful for that,” he said.
“I sold my manifesto for them. Many things that I didn’t mention, you know I was part of both the national manifestos and mine for the people of Kiambu. But now I have a good chance to bring change not only for the people of Kiambu but also for the people of Kiambu . and others in this country.” Kuria, who has served under two ministries since he was first appointed as Cabinet Secretary, lost the seat to Kimani Wamatangi.
On August 9, 2022, before the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced the final results for either seat, he conceded defeat and announced that he was returning to the private sector after eight years of service as a member of parliament.