Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi has called for an end to the ongoing 2022 succession debate.

Wamatangi says the debate is turning ugly and is likely to compromise the country's unity.

Speaking on Citizen TV Day Break on Monday, Wamatangi said that tension and anxiety is already building among Kenyans.

The Kiambu Senator warned that the unity and peace being enjoyed by Kenyans could slip away if politicians don't control their emotions.

"It is worrying to hear what some politicians are talking about and some of the things they are saying is pure hate speech," he said.

The Senator called on politicians to tone down and engage each other in mature discussions.

He said that 2022 election is still far away and politicians across the divide must focus on service delivery to Kenyans.

"If we allow the wave of politics to sweep us so high such that the only thing we think about is 2022 and we do not live true to what we said then Kenyans will make their judgement and we may not even see that 2022 offices as we may wish," the Senator added.

Wamatangi pleaded with politicians to champion development stating that 2022 will come and go.

The 2022 succession politics continue to take center stage as politicians put in place strategies for their favorite seats in the much awaited election.

The debate has seen formation of Team Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke.

The Tanga Tanga is pushing for Deputy President William Ruto's presidency in 2022 while the Kieleweke is aginst Ruto's bid.

On Saturday, Central Organisation of Trade Union (Cotu) Secretary General Francis Atwoli fueled the debate by claiming that Ruto's name will not be on the presidential ballot.

Atwoli's remark has been criticised and rubbished by Ruto's allies who maintain that his bid to be president is unstoppable.