Moses Kuria is a prominent and vocal figure in Kenyan politics, born in Gatundu South Constituency, Kiambu County. This comprehensive biography delves into his early life, educational pursuits, political career, notable achievements, and the controversies that have accompanied his outspoken and often polarizing style.
Moses Kuria was born on February 19, 1971, and raised in Gatundu South Constituency, Kiambu County, Kenya. His early education began at Githuya Primary School, where he completed his primary education in 1983. He then continued his academic journey at Ituru Secondary School from 1984 to 1987. Following that, he enrolled at Thika High School for his A-levels in 1988.
In 1990, Moses Kuria secured admission to the University of Nairobi, where he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with a specialization in accounting and finance. He successfully completed his undergraduate studies and graduated in 1993.
Moses Kuria’s political journey began when he returned to Kenya in 2007. He was invited by the late President Mwai Kibaki to serve as a consultant in his government, focusing on trade matters. Initially, Kuria joined Kibaki’s Party of National Unity (PNU) as a spokesman and director of programmes. Subsequently, in 2008, he aligned with Uhuru Kenyatta, who was then the leader of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) Party.
Kuria’s political involvement continued as he joined The National Alliance Party (TNA) in 2013, where he served as the Director of Strategy. In 2014, he ran for and won a by-election, becoming a Member of Parliament for Gatundu South. He successfully defended his seat in the 2017 General Elections.
Moses Kuria’s career has seen notable achievements, including his election as a Member of Parliament for Gatundu South. He has played a strategic role in various political parties, serving as the Director of Strategy for TNA. His contributions to the late President Mwai Kibaki’s government as a trade consultant also mark a significant achievement in his career.
Moses Kuria is known for his outspoken nature, which has led to several controversies during his political career. He has been involved in various disputes and disagreements, often due to his statements and actions. His vocal support for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his alignment with different political parties have also sparked controversy and debate within Kenyan politics.
Family & Personal Life
Moses Kuria is a devoted family man, married to his wife, Joyce Njambi. The couple first met while working as colleagues at Al Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia. They are blessed with two sons, who are now in their middle years. According to the vetting committee of Ruto’s nominated cabinet secretaries, Moses Kuria’s estimated net worth is around Sh750 million.
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