Deputy President William Ruto came out and revealed what he will do after the burial of Former President Daniel Moi.
Ruto lauded Moi who passed away on Tuesday after a long spell of sickness.
The DP disclosed that he would hold discussion over a particular matter after the funeral.
During an interview with Citizen TV news anchor Wahiga Mwaura, Ruto was questioned over his relationship with the family.
Wahiga, when posing the question, tactfully hinted on the association of the deputy president and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
The journalist remarked that the second in command had not addressed the matter directly, something that Ruto quickly dismissed.
” I think we will have a discussion about our other relationships after Mzee’s send-off,” uttered the Deputy President.
He added that Moi was a father figure not only to the blood family but other political figures.
The vocal politician explained that the funeral for the once vice-president of the country should be free of politics.
“He (Moi) had his family which we must respect and the rest of us are an extension of his political family.
“We would want with a lot of respect, Mzee to be given a burial devoid of politics,” expressed Ruto.
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Reports have claimed that the bad blood between the two has been due to the battle of controlling the Rift Valley region.
Ruto in 2019, was denied the chance of meeting the ‘Professor of Politics’ at his home in Kabarak, Nakuru.
Even after waiting for three hours, the Jubilee party member’s efforts to seek an audience with the ex-Head of State never materialised.
Moi’s press secretary Lee Njiru cleared the air over the matter and stated that the principal assistant could not see the former commander-in-chief at the time as he was with his doctors.
“Ruto accompanied by Energy CS Charles Keter, Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut and lawyer Stephen Kipkenda were welcomed and had lunch at Mzee’s Kabarak home.
“Unfortunately, this coincided with the time of Mzee Moi’s routine physical exercise with his doctors. Mzee Moi agreed to meet the visitors at a convenient time another day in the very near future,” read a part of the statement issued by Njiru.
The incident caused a huge uproar with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja blasting Gideon over the matter.
Sakaja pronounced that there was no need to humiliate Ruto yet he had good intentions.
“We were very hurt by the shame Ruto suffered. He (Gideon) should know that the stone he has despised and rejected will be uplifted by God and be the cornerstone,” stated the Nairobi Senator.