Moses Kiarie Kuria was born in 1971 in Gatundu South where he was also raised. He is the fifth born in a family of nine.
He is also a Kenyan politician and party leader of Chama Cha Kazi which was founded in 2021.
On 27th September 2022, Kuria was nominated as Cabinet Secretary for Trade Investment and Industry by President William Ruto.
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Moses Kuria Education Journey
He started school at Githuya Primary School in Gatundu where he finished in 1983. He sat for his secondary exams in 1987 at Ituru Secondary School.
Additionally, Mose Kuria later joined the University of Nairobi where he took a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and graduated from the university in 1993.
His leadership journey started at the university and was the treasure of the Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU).
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The career journey of Moses Kuria
In 1994, he worked as an auditor, accountant, and banker at the Family Finance and Building Society. He moved to Standard Chartered Bank in 1995 where he worked as the Chief Operating Officer. In 1997 he pioneered the bank’s expansion. Kuria left the country in the late 90s for Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi bank where he worked as the manager of business processes.
He had his last job in the corporate world at Wamad Information Service in Dubai where he worked as the Chief Operating Officer then returned to the country to join politics.
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Moses Kuria’s Political Career
After leaving his job at Wamad Information service in Dubai, he came into the country to join politics. In 2007, he joined the Party of National Unity (PNU), as Director of programs and spokesperson.
In 2013 he became The National Alliance (TNA) officer head of strategy until later when he was elected unopposed as Gatundu South MP in a 2014 by-election after the death of the then MP Jossy Ngugi.
He has served as MP since then until 2022 when he vied for the seat of Governor of Kiambu but lost to Kimani Wamatangi.
He was 27th September 2022 nominated as Cabinet Secretary for Trade Investment and Industry by President William Ruto.
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Mose Kiarie Kuria’s Wife and children
Moses Kuria is married to Joyce Njambi, a quiet and humble woman contrary to the nature of her husband. The couple met in Saudi Arabia and have two sons who were born in Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
Moses Kuria Net worth
During his CS vetting, he estimated at Ksh.750 million. The former MP clarified that he owns a chopper that the President used to move across counties launching projects while he was Deputy President.
Additionally, he owns Walawi building flats and Fanaka TV. The TV station was relaunched in 2017.
Health issues of Moses K. Kuria
The nominated CS suffered third-degree burns on his feet as a result of a malfunctioning warm mat gadget in September of 2021. The burns left him unable to walk for 137 days. However, he sought treatment at Karen hospital but later moved to Dubai’s American hospital where he took stem cell surgery.
Moses Kuria Controversies
The politician has a sharp tongue which on various occasions has landed him in trouble. He is also the other of the book, telling it as it is.
Kuria has several times been charged with hate speech, especially to those on the other end of his political divide.
The victims of his sickening utterances include ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga.