Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has likened chaos which occurred during the Kibra by-election to the deadly violence of the 2007 general election.

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Kuria pointed an accusing finger at State security machinery claiming in both cases they failed to protect the lives of Kenyans and their properties.

"In 2007, Kikuyus in the Rift Valley would run to the police to escape murderous gangs and the police would kill and rape them."

"In Kibra on Thursday battalions of goons literally took over as the police watched with glee. The more things change, the more things remain the same," Kuria said in a tweet on Saturday.

On Thursday, Jubilee Party leaders led by former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and Kilimili MP Didimus Barasa were roughed up when they visited Kibra to 'guard' McDonald Mariga's votes.

In another post on Facebook, the vocal legislator accused Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati of inciting ODM supporters to beat up their opponents.

Kuria said failure by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to act on the violence would encourage creation of tribal militia for self-protection.

"Since Fred Matiangi and the security system has said nothing about this, I presume it's fair game and we should all depend on goons not on the police," he posted. 

"That this happened in the handshake bedroom speaks volumes about the Building Battalions Initiative. Let's all build our own goons battalions ahead of 2022," Kuria added.