Moses Kuria, the outgoing Cabinet Secretary for Investments, Trade, and Industry, has highlighted his achievements in that role as he prepares to officially take on his new position in the Ministry of Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management.
In a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter), Kuria shared a poster showcasing his 12 most significant accomplishments during his tenure at the Trade ministry, captioning it with the Latin phrase “Veni, Vidi, Vici,” which translates to “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
During his 11 months and 6 days as Trade CS, Kuria emphasized that he implemented the exports and promotion levy to discourage unnecessary imports and introduced a pipeline of 26 major deals from the Gulf region and Indonesia. He also highlighted his successful negotiations for a Ksh.450 billion investment from Afriexim Bank in E-Mobility, Special Economic Zones, and Export Processing Zones, as well as the finalization of an economic partnership agreement with the European Union.
Kuria also added to his list of achievements the launch of industrial parks in 13 counties, particularly in regions associated with the opposition Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition, as well as in three Kenya Kwanza counties.
This announcement comes after Kuria dismissed critics who claimed that his reassignment from the Trade ministry to the Public Service ministry by President William Ruto was a demotion. Speaking during the launch of the Garissa Industrial Park, Kuria strongly defended his new role, challenging his detractors and stating that his focus is on ensuring efficient service delivery to Kenyans across all ministries.
In a confident tone, Kuria even mocked those he referred to as his “enemies,” suggesting that his outstanding performance in his new role would eventually compel them to request his redeployment by the President once again.