A number of Jubilee’s Tanga Tanga group lawmakers and bloggers have alleged that they are unable to trace the whereabouts of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Controversial blogger Dennis Itumbi started it all, when he claimed that the family of Kuria had not been in touch with him.
“Is Moses Kuria under arrest? At least confirm if he is under arrest or not. The family, supporters and constituents have a right to know,” Itumbi wrote on Facebook.
What followed was a group allied to Deputy President William Ruto copy and paste the same message on Twitter.
Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi alleged that the Kenya Power had announced a countrywide blackout to prevent Kenyans from knowing the details of “Kuria’s disappearance”.
The MP tweeted: “Kenya Power made sure that there is no power countrywide so that watu wasiwatch news that Moses Kuria is missing.. All shall be well.”
The Gatundu South MP had on Friday, 8th May, led a food donation mission in Kariobangi North, Nairobi, where residents were left homeless after their houses on government’s land were demolished.
As expected, netizens have hilariously expressed mixed reactions in regard to the “MP’s arrest” claim.
For the Tanga Tanga online faction, their concern sounded very serious.
However, Kenyans On Twitter (Twitter) made jokes about the whole thing.
A section of netizens rekindled memories of 2017, when Kuria celebrated the disappearance of then IEBC director of ICT Chris Msando, who would later be found dead.
In 2018, Kuria also expressed joy when Miguna Miguna was arrested, detained for days and later deported to Canada.
However, this time, Miguna was the first person to ask the whereabouts of Kuria.
Other Kenyans suspected that the parliamentarian could be faking a kidnap for sympathy.
Here are some of the reactions.