Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has responded to claims by the opposition linking him to the outlawed Mungiki sect.
In an address to the press on Tuesday, Suba South MP John Mbadi claimed that Kuria met youths in Banana, Ndonyo and surrounding Kikuyu suburbs in a plot to revive the Mungiki sect.
“The information we have is that Moses Kuria and the state machinery have organised the Mungiki and armed them with crude weapons to cause chaos during our peaceful Nasa demos. This is with the aim to cause violence to serve selfish interests,” said Mr Mbadi.
But Kuria has dismissed the allegations saying NASA’s attempts to associate him with Mungiki “will not wash away the fact that they will be defeated on October 26”.
“This is a well-trodden path by the opposition. There is nothing new in their claim because they are setting up the script for Kenya to go back to the ICC as was the case in 2007 in the hope it will get them to power,” he told reporters at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi.
“I am surprised they are suggesting that I am omnipresent. There is no way I could be in Nakuru, Kiambu and even Kikuyu allegedly meeting Mungiki,” he said.
“I have never been associated with Mungiki and let me tell those who are heaping it on me that it will not wash.
“We as Jubilee are busy looking for votes. Trying to associate me with Mungiki will not save NASA from the assured fate which is defeat at the ballot box.”
The controversial legislator further endorsed the demos but asked the Nasa leadership to ensure that the business community and other Kenyans go on with their work uninterrupted.
“As the patron of Nairobi business organisation, we have agreed that business in Nairobi and all other parts of the country continues undisrupted. We have vowed that normalcy must reign,” he said.