Moses Kuria, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gatundu South constituency has been on spotlight by ‘brushing shoulders’ with politicians aligned from Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) thanks to his streetwise and politically provocative character.
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Moses was born in 1971 at his rural home.
Moses Kuria started school at Githuya Primary School in Gatundu completing his primary education in 1983.In addition ,being a professional banker with 12 years experience, Mr Kuria holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi.
Kuria’s trip to Saudi Arabia came along with a blessing as he met Joyce Njambi. They later got married and have two children.
“My two children were born in Saudi Arabia and Dubai respectively,” Kuria said.
Although Moses had been an altar boy at Gatundu Catholic Church, his mother may have lost much faith in his discipline, after he did his examinations from home following his suspension from Ituru Secondary School.Nevertheless, Fearing he could lose her son to the State if he joined the Law class as Kuria had wanted, his mother prevailed him to change his course since Law students then were considered anti-Moi radicals.
Gatundu MP graduated and landed a job at Githongo & Co before before moving to Total Kenya as an accountant in 1994. However his memorable job was at Family Finance and Building Society. He disagreed with the owner, Titus Muya over money issue after a short stint.
“During the six-month probation, I was to be paid Sh8,000 and after confirmation, he would pay me Sh6,000. I did not see any sense. That is how he landed at Standard Chartered Bank in 1995. After seven years, his former boss at Standard Chartered, Mr Chris Wingfield, had moved to Al Rajhi, the largest Islamic bank in the world. I got a call from Mr Wingfield in 2002 and said he wanted me in Saudi Arabia,” Moses revealed.
Kuria’s last stint in the corporate world was at Wamad Information Services in Dubai where he was the chief operating officer before leaving in 2007 to join politics. In 2007 he joined the Party of National Unity (PNU) as Director of Programs and Spokesperson. The change of career, Kuria says, was motivated by his patriotism to Kenya as he realized the tension that was there before elections would cripple the economy. In 2013 he became The National Alliance (TNA) officer in charge of strategy, a position he held until he was elected Gatundu South MP during a by-election in 2014.
Retired President Mwai Kibaki is the political role model of Kuria. He said that he liked Kibaki’s economic philosophy.