With the death of Kenya’s second president Mzee Daniel Moi, his son Senator Gideon Moi faces an uphill task of battling it out with Deputy President William Ruto for the Rift Valley kingship.
Surprisingly one of the DP’s ardent supporter, Caleb Kositany, who happens to be the MP for Soi Constituency is a close relative of Senator Moi.
The MP is the brother in law to Moi’ daughter, Jennifer Kositany who was married to Caleb’s brother Stephen Kositany. He died in a road accident in 1994.
Jennifer is the eldest of Mzee Moi’s daughter and she has led a private life with her father, during his last days, in Kabarak or Kabarnet Gardens in Nairobi ever since her husband passed on.
Following the death of Kositany, life on the fast lane took a toll on Jennifer as she chose comfort in a perfect tipple.
Her dalliance with city tycoon the Jacob Juma, who died in 2016, brought to the limelight the kind of life that she lived after her father left power.
She was involved a long drawn out court battle with Juma after the late claimed that he bought a 250-acre tea farm, Theta Tea Company in Nandi, owned by Jennifer, for Ksh9 million in 2003 after it was auctioned by the Agricultural Finance Corporation.
The court eventually ordered Juma out of the farm and asked Jennifer to refund him the money.
That aside, Caleb has remained a staunch supporter of DP Ruto by defending his track record and accompanying him at his function despite being a close relative of Kenya’s second family with a potential candidate for the presidency.
He has been one of the Tanga Tanga leaders who have been castigating the BBI initiative on the grounds that it is poised to scuttle DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
On the contrary, Senator Moi and his party KANU are solidly behind the BBI course and have on record slammed the Tanga Tanga political function over their stand on BBI.