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CS Kuria blames DP Gachagua after cabinet reshuffle

Moses Kuria hints that DP Rigathi Gachagua could have played a hand after he was moved from the Trade Ministry after a cabinet reshuffle.

The former trade cabinet secretary, who had been at odds for quite some time with Gachagua, in a statement shared an image of the DP without a caption.

The message was posted shortly after Kuria shared a gospel hymn with the assurance that God would get him through his difficulties.

In the cabinet reshuffle, CS Kuria was moved from the Ministry of Trade and Investment to Public Service.

The move has been interpreted by many as a demotion owing to his past utterances.

This comes after last month DP Gachagua called out Kuria over what he termed as an arrogant approach when addressing the rising cost of fuel.

“You do not address your employer (Kenyans) with arrogance. Do so with humility and decorum,” Gachagua warned Kuria. 

This was after Kuria told Kenyans that the price of fuel would increase every month and anyone who was discontent could drill their own oil. 

Kuria moments after being admonished by the DP, stated that some people were suffering from an inferiority complex. 

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He later deleted the tweet and replaced it with a sarcastic apology to Gachagua and other leaders who were calling him out for arrogance. 

“I have since been advised by people like Boni Khalwale and his master that the statement was incorrect, insensitive, and arrogant. I am made to understand that the price will come down,” he stated on September 20.

The former Gatundu South Member of Parliament was also facing challenges in his Trade docket over strained relations with the United States. 

While visiting Kenya for high-level trade negotiations on July 19, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai refused to meet with Kuria.

Similarly, President William Ruto left out Kuria as he took a delegation to the United States for the continuation of the trade talks.

Kuria’s removal from the Trade docket coincidentally came a day after the US and Kenya resumed their free trade negotiations. 

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