Gideon Moi explains root cause of political differences with DP Ruto

Image result for ruto gideon moiEarly this year , Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat  asked Deputy President William Ruto and his allies to stop mocking Baringo Senator Gideon Moi for harbouring ambitions simply because he is the son of former President Daniel Moi

Mr Salat said that instead, Mr Ruto, who wants to contest the presidency on a Jubilee ticket in 2022, should sell his ideologies to the people.

But as Kalenjin Council of Elders steps up efforts to reconcile Deputy President William Ruto with Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi, the KANU chairman has revealed that his political differences with Deputy President William Ruto are not personal, but emanate from unfulfilled development promises.

The Baringo senator, who castigated Ruto over insults allegedly directed at other Rift Valley leaders, also blamed the DP’s allies, led by Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, for defending him even when he is wrong.Image result for kipchumba murkomen

Gideon said Ruto has been using his visits in Baringo, Nandi, Kericho and other parts of the region to tarnish his name to get sympathy votes.

He said he will work with Ruto only if the development promises are fulfilled.
The senator said he is only concerned with the interests of Kenyans and not any group or individual and asked his political competitors not to feel bitter.Image result for ruto gideon moi“Murkomen, get it from me, even if you come to Baringo with ten helicopters and several senators, people of this county have made up their minds,” he said.
“Murkomen openly told me at the Senate building that he was Ruto’s sycophant, his statement really shocked me, given that our role as elected leaders is to serve the interests of the people not an individual.”
Murkomen, who had taken the podium earlier, told Gideon to leave KANU and join Jubilee, which didn’t go down well with the Baringo senator.

Image result for ruto gideon moi“What Ruto is doing is exactly what the second president did before the death of Jomo Kenyatta. Gideon, I have no problem supporting you after Ruto. The deputy president deserves respect and that is exactly what we are asking from KANU,” said Murkomen.
Gideon, however, told him off, saying he was the best placed to understand the former Head of State.

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