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Moses Kuria to propose law allowing Kenyans to arm themselves during elections

Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria on Wednesday said he will presenting a Bill in Parliament that will allow Kenyans to pick up arms and defend themselves against election related violence.

The proposed Kenya Stand Your Ground Bill will legalise the use of force by civilians in protecting their lives and property.

The MP announced the proposed Bill via his Facebook page which he said will be tabled at the National Assembly when it resumes its sittings in January.

“Your rights go up to that point where mine begin. There is no such a thing as absolute rights. I know some thugs will try to harm fellow Kenyans and their property next year claiming elections have been stolen. Caveat Emptor! If you try that brace yourself for consequences.

“The Kenya Stand Your Ground Bill which I am presenting before the House after the current recess will empower any Kenyan to use whatever force or weapon against anyone who tries to threaten their lives, businesses or property even under the cover of mass action,” the legislator wrote.

In characteristic style, Mr Kuria did not mince his words in announcing trouble for those who would fall victim to the yet to be passed law.

“If you find your brains spread on the streets, don’t say I didn’t warn you. The Kenyan Stand Your Ground Bill will cushion Kenyans from prosecution if they use force to defend their lives, property or business,” he warned.