Ruto Steals the Show as Politicians Show Maturity at Jonathan’s Burial


The burial of former President Moi’s first Son, Jonathan Moi today brought together a number of politicians including those who have for long been considered as Political rivals like Gideon Moi and DP William Ruto.

It all started when DP Ruto arrived at the venue and extended a handshake to Baringo Senator Gideon Moi. Contrary to what many people expected, Gideon shook Ruto’s hand as AIC Senior Bishop, Bishop Silas Yego watched.


Bishop Yego would then set the terms of operations at the burial ceremony as he warned Politicians at the venue against politicking.

“When Billy Graham was being buried, great politicians were there led by Trump & they didn’t utter a word. They were just recognized. The Speakers of Parliament can represent the MPs. The DP can speak for Kenya. We are tired!” Said Bishop Silas Yego,Bishop AIC Kenya

Well, it seems like the Politicians heed to his calls as none of them who got a chance to address mourners engaged in politics let alone mention anything closer to Politics.


From Senator James Orengo to Kalonzo Musyoka to William Ruto to Gideon Moi, the message was one, that of celebrating the life of Jonathan.

In many gatherings like this, it is always normal to see those that hold high political offices speak last. Well, today was totally different as it is Gideon Moi and not William Ruto that spoke last.

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka spoke before inviting Ruto who would then invite Senator Gideon Moi to give his remarks.

This was a show of maturity and one which will go a long way in cooling the high political temperatures between Gideon and Ruto.

The two have been said to not see eye to eye politically especially with the Kalenjin Nation Political kingship at stake.

Ruto has his sights set on taking over from President Kenyatta come 2022 while Gideon is seen by many as a barrier Ruto will have to do away with as he also has got Presidential ambitions.

Away from the Gideon-Ruto Politics, it was also worth noting that Former President Daniel Arap Moi was not present at the burial of his own son. This again is a clear indication that the once vibrant Moi is now a tired man who need’s utmost care and help.

Also absent at the burial was President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga. The duo are still in China, apparently sourcing for more loans to fund various development projects in the Country.


Other leaders Present today at Jonathan’s funeral ceremony were, ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, MP Oscar Sudi, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka among many others.

Jonathan Moi succumbed to cancer on April 20 while receiving treatment at Nakuru War Memorial Hospital.

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