For many, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui is ostensibly the late Daniel Moi’s son owing to the striking resemblance between him and the late’s son, Senator Gideon Moi.
The two have blown the internet for the few times they have appeared together with the majority of social media users admitting that a DNA test is not needed to prove so.
Nevertheless, none of the sides has ever commented on the matter leaving their followers and proponents of the allegations with a sole conclusion that the Nakuru Governor has got some lineage to the late Moi.
On Saturday, Governor Kinyanjui joined several leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto in viewing the body of the late Moi at Parliament building in Nairobi.
The seemingly emotional Governor was pictured paying his last respect to the man believed to be his father.
Besides he took it to the social media to share his last moments with late Moi and wrote: ” paying last respects to the late former President Daniel Arap Moi at Parliament buildings.”
Though Moi divorced his wife, Lena Moi, in 1974, his eight children include the Late Jonathan Moi, Gideon Moi, Philip Moi, Raymond Moi, John Mark Moi, Jennifer Jemutai Kositany, June Moi and Doris Moi.
But even as much can be told of Senator Moi and his family, less is known about Governor Kinyajui.
His parents have never appeared in public that is if they are alive.
He has kept his life private, neither his wife nor children, if has any, have ever been a pictured with him or even known to the public.
Paying last respects to the late former President Daniel arap Moi at Parliament buildings. pic.twitter.com/YMrDtkLama
— Governor Lee Kinyanjui (@GovLeeKinyanjui) February 8, 2020
Unlike the Late Moi’s sons, his journey to leadership was not that easy.
In 2013, Governor Kinyajui unsuccessfully vied for the Nakuru gubernatorial seat, losing to Kinuthia Mbugua.
He vied for the second time, for the same seat, in 2017, trouncing Governor Kinuthia in Jubilee Party primaries.
In August, Lee Kinyanjui was elected as the Nakuru Governor, effectively becoming the second governor of the county.
He is a 47-year-old graduate of Kenyatta University where he graduated in literature and later pursued a master’s degree in business administration at the Nairobi University.
He served as the assistant minister for roads and later as the chairperson of the National Transport and Safety Authority. He had to resign this position, as he vied for the governorship of Nakuru County.