Moses Kuria’s misery as a Cabinet Secretary
Moses Kuria has had a turbulent time as a Cabinet Secretary. His controversial and combative style has landed him in hot water on several occasions, both domestically and internationally.
In June 2023, Kuria was involved in a spat with the media after a local media house exposed a corruption scandal in his Ministry. Kuria responded by insulting the media house and its journalists, and threatening to withhold government advertising from them. He also advised his colleagues in government not to cooperate with the media house.
In July 2023, Kuria was locked out of a meeting with top American trade officials. The American representatives reportedly insisted that he was an unwanted host because of his extremist remarks. Two other high-profile meetings that Kuria was set to attend were also cancelled.
Kuria has also been criticized for his consistent use of foul language on social media. He has been known to insult opposition politicians and to make careless remarks about international affairs. For example, he called for the bombing of Khartoum during the war in Sudan.
In August 2023, Kuria was locked out of a Performance Contract Signing meeting at State House. President William Ruto reportedly demanded that Kuria and his colleagues write him a letter explaining why they were late, and ordered them not to mention the traffic menace in Nairobi as a reason.
Kuria’s woes have led to a decline in his popularity. He is now seen as a liability by many, and his future in government is uncertain.
Moses Kuria’s time as a Cabinet Secretary has been marked by controversy and scandal. His combative style has alienated many people, and his use of foul language has been widely criticized. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to weather the storm and maintain his position in government.