Daadab Member of Parliament Farah Maalim has said the controversial statements made by Trade CS Moses Kuria may negatively impact President William Ruto bid for a re-election.
MP Farah’s remarks comes after CS Kuria attacked the Nation Media Group (NMG), accusing it of being “an opposition party”, and further directing government agencies to stop advertising with the media house, failure to which they would be sacked.
The Daadab legislator while speaking during an interview with Citizen TV stated that the statement by the CS may dent the gains President Ruto will have made at the end of his presidential term and cost him a re-run or might not have any implications at all.
“If Moses Kuria’s remarks and aggressive confrontations are bad, they will cost Ruto at the end of the elections and let us see how Kenyans see it. You will be surprised, sometimes many of them might not see any fault in that and that is how the nature of politics is,” he said.
However, Farah also noted that Moses Kuria is within his right of expressing his opinions on anything and should not be criticized especially if the President has not taken any action against him.
“His recruitment is purely the business of the administration of today. If the President in his own wisdom is convinced that he is okay, he can do what he is doing right now there is nothing to stop him from doing that,” the MP said.
“He has the freedom the same way the media has the freedom to report and castigate the government, the government also has a certain freedom you cannot take away from them.” He added.