Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria on Thursday, 7th October opened up on how an electric mat burned his feet.

In a video seen on Citizen TV, the buoyant MP who is undergoing treatment at Karen Hospital said he was admitted on 27th September.

This was after his friend purchased a warm mat for him from Ceragem in Nairobi to cure numbness in his feet.

Two weeks ago, a friend of mine convinced me to use a gadget which to my knowledge I thought was authorized. This gadget happened to do some slow burning of my feet. I was trying to cure a problem by introducing a killer solution.

Moses says that hours after using the mat, his feet exploded and he had to be rushed to the hospital where they said he had third-degree burns.

I went home at night and my feet just exploded. I came here the following day and they said I had third degree burns. They had to do some emergency surgery

The mat according to Kuria cost a whooping of 250,000 Kenya shillings. And he had even considered getting one of for his mother.

The MP also opened up on how such an experience can trigger ones mental health.

If you go through this experience, it is very easy to get depressed. Why did i listen to this guy; someone who has worked internationally for decades and with good education, he said.

Moses said that he has undergone three surgeries since the incident.

As a result, the company that sold him the electric mat issued their apologies stating that they were not aware Kuria had a preexisting condition that may have led to damage .

We regret the unfortunate incident that occurred. It is not our desire to sell products that expose the users to any form of danger. The product was purchased by one of Moses Kuria’s friends and we did not know that he had pre-existing health conditions,” read their statement in part .

Other politicians have taken time to go see the recovering member of parliament. Moses even joined his fellow politicians in issuing a statement about the ongoing voter registration exercise.

We also held a press conference and announced the launch of the Seven-To-Ten Project whereby we will mobilize three million new voters to register in Mt Kenya region and the Mt Kenya diaspora, he added.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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