Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has advised against an alleged push to postpone the 2022 General Elections due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taking to social media on Monday, April 19, 2021, the controversial legislator alleged that he had caught wind of a plot by a section of politicians to push back the elections.
He pointed an accusing finger to leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the handshake.
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the country’s economic and political scenes, which has seen processes such as the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 alias the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) delayed.
Kuria warned that postponing the elections would awaken national unrest.
“I have heard enough doubters from kieleweke & handshake say that the 2022 General Elections could be postponed because of Covid-19. Let me advise you. If you try this there will be no demons in hell. They will all be in Kenya. It shall rain fire, brimstone, lava and sulphuric acid,” Kuria warned.
His sentiments come at the back of rising political tension as the race for State House heats up.
The MP who is a vocal supporter of Deputy President William Ruto is a member of a committee constituted by Mount Kenya MPs to hold talks with the DP ahead of 2022.
The 60 plus MPs have identified DP Ruto as their preferred Presidential candidate heading into the electioneering year.
Elections held in the country in the past have been marred by unrest, which has been majorly attributed to rigged elections.
Kuria, however, alluded to the possibility of chaos should elections be postponed next year.
The Gatundu South MP, and several other legislators allied to Ruto have often in the recent past accused the government of undermining the DP.
They have often than not alleged to the employ of police officers in intimidating supporters of the DP.
DP Ruto is expected to go up against ODM Leader Raila Odinga, and the One Kenya Alliance comprising KANU’s Gideon Moi, Wiper-Kenya Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi and FORD-Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula.