Speaks fluent Arabic: Five interesting facts about Moses Kuria


Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria is known to many by his firebrand style of politics. Kuria keeps no prisoners, hitting the nail on the head when driving a point home.

However, not many Kenyans know the person behind the politics. Here are some interesting facts about the controversial legislator:

Worked in banking industry

Before venturing into politics, Kuria worked in the banking industry. The politician revealed that at one point, he worked as a business analyst for the Standard Charted bank.

His job entailed examining the processes or systems of the business and assessing the model or its integration with technology.

Speaks fluent Arabic

After seven years, Kuria’s former boss at Standard Charted Bank Mr Chris Wingfield moved Saudi Arabia to work with one of the world’s largest Islamic bank.

“I got a call from Mr Wingfield in 2002 and said he wanted me in Saudi Arabia,” he stated. However, Kuria initially rejected the move since he was earning a handsome income working in Kenya.

Moses Kuria

Eventually, Mr Wingfield used Kuria’s weakness to convince him to relocate to Saudi Arabia and according to the MP, he grasped Arabic in his first six months.

Weakness for football

The aforementioned weakness Mr Wingfield used to lure Kuria to Saudi Arabia is his love for football.

Kuria, an ardent Gor Mahia supporter recently revealed to Dr Ofweneke that after months of refusing to relocate, Wingfield informed him that the Brazil football team will be touring Saudi Arabia in a month’s time.

The thought of watching the team had Kuria packing his bags.

Father of two

While in Saudi Arabia, Kuria met and got married to Joyce Njambi. “Apart from good perks, I also met my wife Joyce Njambi there,” he stated.

The couple is blessed with two children, both boys.

The Kurias Photo: FB/Moses Kuria

During a recent holiday to Dubai with his family, keen observes noted that he flew economy class.

When I am alone, I fly first class, he stated. According to Kuria, his move is aimed at instilling values in his children, pointing out that they will fly first class after making their own money.

He loves Ohangla

Aside from politics and work, Kuria also listens to music, with his favourite being Ohangla – music sang in Dholuo.


Source the standard Newspaper

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