Baringo Senator Gideon Moi yesterday revealed that spending time with his father during the last few days enabled him to diagnose and prescribe medication for certain illnesses. For example, he looked at Deputy President William Ruto and saw that he needed prayers.
Of course, this was said on a light note, but events that preceded the statement could indicate that Ruto might actually need prayers if he is to ascend to the presidency in 2022.
Gideon is officially Mzee Daniel Arap Moi’s heir after being handed the official ‘fimbo ya Moi‘. He is supposed to lead the Rift Valley to the promised land, which is to support the BBI.
Earlier on, ODM leader Raila Odinga, a one time victim of Moi’s mistakes, told mourners that Gideon, just like President Uhuru Kenyatta and himself, is not a dynasty. Mzee Moi came from poverty. Gideon’s father was a ‘hustler.’
A hustler who turned down proposals by some government officials to ‘inherit’ State House following his retirement in 2022. Yes, Moi would have grabbed the most symbolic place in Kenya.
Those who know the late President claim that he rarely spent the night at State House Nairobi. He retired to Kabarnet Gardens, the official residence of the Vice President which he refused to vacate after becoming President in 1978. After leaving office in 2002, the residence became his private home.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News:
How Moi Pushed Gideon to Politics
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was yesterday handed his father’s silver-tipped ivory rungu, a symbolic gesture that anointed him heir of the family’s political throne.
It was also a public declaration that the former President Daniel Moi had named his youngest son Gideon as his political successor.
RIP Cyrus Omondi: From Humble Mechanic to MCA
The Kahawa Wendani Member of County Assembly (MCA) Cyrus Omondi died on Wednesday, February 12, in India where he had attended a workshop in the company of his colleagues.
His death was confirmed by both the Liaison Officer at the Kenyan High Commission in India, Rono Kosigi, and Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu.
Tangatanga Camp Brags Over Ruto’s Show of Popularity at Moi’s Burial
As the nation laid to rest the late ex-president Daniel Moi on Wednesday, Deputy President William Ruto was among those who walked away from the event with a political upgrade.
This was after the audience treated the deputy head of state to a surprisingly resounding welcome to the dais, to pay his final tribute to the fallen political giant.
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju is fighting for his life at the Nairobi Hospital following a road crash on Wednesday morning. Say a prayer for him.