Moses Kiarie Kuria is a prominent Kenyan politician now Cabinet Secretary of Trade and Industry in the government of his Excellency, President William Ruto. The long-serving parliamentarian is equally a notorious newsmaker. Exceeding publicity and controversies are finally raising eyebrows on Moses Kuria biography.
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Heated political disagreements and steamy debates on national television define Moses Kuria as a man of his word. He is no doubt a compelling force, especially when attacking political enemies on camera.
CS Moses Kuria profile summary
- Age: 52 years
- DOB: February 19, 1971
- Real name: Moses Kiarie Kuria
- Spouse: Joyce Njambi
- Alma mater: University of Nairobi
- Years active: Since 1994
CS Moses Kuria biography and pictures
Who is Moses Kuria? CS Kuria is a seasoned banker who was until recently Chama Cha Kazi Party leader.
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He is lately a leader of interest following a historic appointment as Cabinet Secretary of Trade.
How old is Moses Kuria?
Born on February 19, 1971, Moses Kuria age is 52 years as of 2023. The former MP Kuria prefers celebrating his birthdays with the less fortunate in society.
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For the record, he celebrated his 50th birthday at Gatundu Children’s Home.
“Today was a great day as my family and the people of Gatundu South held a luncheon for the beautiful angels at Gatundu Children’s Home to honour me as I celebrated my 50th Birthday. We give thanks to God Almighty.”CS Moses Kuria.
Also in attendance were close friends, constituents, and colleague politicians from the region.
Childhood and tribe
The birthplace of Moses Kuria is in Gatundu within Kiambu County. He shares the same ancestral home with Presidents Jomo Kenyatta and his son Uhuru Kenyatta.
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As such, Moses Kuria tribe is Kikuyu and his nationality is Kenyan.
CS Moses’ Education Background
Kuria studied at Githuya Primary school in Gatundu completing in 1983. Thereafter, he joined Ituru secondary school between 1984 and 1987. The below-average performance saw Kuria enrolling at Thika high school for his A levels in 1988.
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In 1990, Moses Kuria received admission at the University of Nairobi for Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. He graduated in 1993 with a specialty in accounting and finance.
Moses kuria’s Career background
Moses Kuria landed his first job at Family Finance and Building Society within a year of graduation. Working as an auditor for one year equipped him with special skills in the banking sector.
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In 1985, Kuria successfully applied for the position of chief operating officer at Standard Chartered Bank.
On quitting in 1997, he became manager in the world-class Al Rajhi Bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Four years of working within the largest Islamic bank exposed Kuria to the global economy and its shapers.
After years of service in the Middle East, Dubai, Moses Kuria and his professional friends launched Wormad International banking and finance consultancy.
In the Thursday Night Show KTN dated April 27, 2018, Kuria revealed that he is a fluent Arabic speaker. He says money motivated him to master the foreign language.
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The highly determined Kuria has since returned to Kenya with a renewed interest in politics and governance.
Moses Kuria political journey
Veteran Kuria returned to Kenya in 2007 following a special invitation of the late Mwai Kibaki to serve as a consultant in his government. His experience greatly benefitted the state on matters of trade.
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He first joined Kibaki’s PNU Party as a spokesman and director of programmes before aligning with KANU Party leader Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kuria proceeded to work in The National Alliance Party (TNA) as the Director of Strategy effective 2013.
In 2014, he became a Member of Parliament in Gatundu South following a highly contested by-election. Moses Kuria would defend his seat in the 2017 General Elections.
In 2022, he unsuccessfully contested to become governor of Kiambu County. Fortunately, his loyalty to UDA Party leader President William Ruto landed him the CS position.
CS Moses Kuria wife and children
Trade CS Moses Kuria is a happily married family man with a submissive spouse called Joyce Njambi. The couple first met in Saudi Arabia where they were colleague executives at Al Rajhi Bank.
The couple is blessed with two sons now in their middle years.
Moses Kuria Net Worth and salary
CS Moses Kuria net worth is Ksh. 750 million as revealed to the vetting committee of Ruto’s nominated cabinet secretaries.
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Further reports say he earns a monthly salary of Ksh. 1,378,000 exclusive of six-figure allowances.
Much of Kuria’s wealth base streams from the manufacturing sector, petroleum oi, and multi-million shares in profitable companies.
Moses Kuria contacts
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CS Moses Kuria biography summarizes the life story of a well-travelled wealthy man at the pinnacle of success in Kenyan politics. Becoming a Cabinet Secretary is indeed a milestone.