Nairobi, Nov. 14 -- Moses Kuria, the former outspoken Member of Parliament for Gatundu South, placed a relatively big bet in the August 9 elections, running for Kiambu governor as well as distinguishing himself as a key campaigner for President William Ruto in the central Kenya region.

His position in the President's Kenya Kwanza coalition at some point appeared shaky after he chastised the leadership for sidelining small parties, including his Chama Cha Kazi, in the decision-making.

Just two months later, Mr Kuria would emerge as one of the big winners of the elections, having been named in the new President's first 22-member Cabinet

As the Cabinet Secretary for Trade, Investment and Industry, he is in charge of a key ministry in the ...