Will He Beat Ruto? Boost For Gideon After More Kalejin Leaders Endorse Him

Gideon Moi and Baringo leader at Kapsoo AIC in Baringo Central.

A section of Baringo leaders on Sunday endorsed Senator Gideon Moi for 2022 presidential elections and also urged Baringo consider him for the top seat.

The leaders were speaking during a church service at Kapsoo AIC in Baringo Central.

Led by Baringo woman representative Gladwell Cheruiyot, the leaders said the senator had the backing of many all over the country hence the need to have his home turf behind him.

“No one in his sound mind will tell you to sell your cow so that they can be giving you milk.

What if he changes his mind, then you will be left with nothing. Better take care of yours even if it is giving you one cup of milk” she said.

The women rep told residents that the former president’s son was best suited for the job since he understands their needs better than anyone else.

Local MCAs present also urged residents to drum up support for the Senator.

Senator Gideon Moi addresses the congregation at Kapsoo AIC in Baringo Central.

Kabarnet ward MCA Ernest Kibet said the region had been sidelined in development projects hence the need to nature their own so that they can have their issues solved.

“The journey has already started and our able senator needs us since he is our own son.

Let’s groom him and not have jealousy of another one who has been taken good care of since we’ve abandoned ours” he noted.

Nominated MCA Betty Birchoko feted Senator Moi for the top job saying he has a bright political future.

However, the senator did not wade into the 2022 succession politics in his address.

Moi urged residents to keep calm and wait for an appropriate time when he will have a discussion with them over the top eat.

The senator has on record said he is yet to make a decision on whether he will be on the ballot come 2022 or not.

The move by the MPs comes at the backdrop of brewing rebellion against DP Ruto wafter his former allies turned against him.

Elegeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has already indicated that he will work closely with the senator after citing frustrations from Ruto’s right-hand men.

Chama Cha Mashinani (CMM)leader Isaac Ruto has also indicated that he will work closely with the Moi to push for more development in the region.

Also, Ezekiel Bundotich, alias Buzeki, distanced himself from the DP pledging to work with the CCM leader in ensuring the common mwananchi benefits from the government projects.

The leaders have all accused the DP of ostensibly neglecting them at the hour of need.

However, the question that begs for an answer is whether Senator Moi will brace the storm and emerge Rift Valley’s political kingpin ahead of 2022 election.



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