'Kalenjins are not your personal property', Gideon Moi blasts William Ruto

The senator over the weekend blasted the Deputy President in Duale's famous line ‘Hii Kura si ya mama yako bwana’ for assuming he has the automatic backing of the people of Rift valley especially the people of Baringo County.

 

The whole country has even taken a cue and on Friday #KickRutoOut was trending online.

Led by Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi the attacks have been coming left right and center. The senator over the weekend blasted the Deputy President in Duale's famous line ‘Hii Kura si ya mama yako bwana’ for assuming he has the automatic backing of the people of Rift valley especially the people of Baringo County.

“The people of Baringo want him (Kenyatta) to come and ask for votes, no other person has the votes of the Kalenjin in their pockets” Gideon said.

The former son of the 2 president of Kenya, Daniel Moi has been on a high since the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta and his Mother Mama Ngina separately visited the retired president early this month where they pleaded with the influential leader to back Kenyatta’s second president bid.

A few days later the independence party announced it will support Kenyatta’s second presidential bid.

Sources close to the Kenyatta- Kanu deal indicates that apart from Cabinet slots, Kanu will also get a number of lucrative parastatal appointments and plum diplomatic slots.

The move further complicates William Ruto chances of ascending to presidency, if not a show of no confidence in him by the president.

The ongoing killings in parts of Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet did not escape the Kanu affliated leaders who criticised the DP even more.

“The  same enthusiasm they displayed  while urging Kenyans to register as voters is the same enthusiasm we want to see in restoring peace in our country"  Moi added.

On Friday, while the DP was in Baringo county where he had gone to try and calm the residents there that the government was on top of things, his meeting was forcefully cut short after suspected Pokot cattle rustlers fired in the air despite the heavy security present.

Teachers snubbed the meeting, demanding instead for President Uhuru come and address them instead of sending his 'junior.'

In an apparent mission to dislodge Ruto as the Kalenjin Kingpin, Moi and his brigade poked holes in his 2022 presidential ambitions.

“Let me whisper something to you, don’t think of 2022, 2022, there is a Swahili saying that goes ‘Kutangulia sio kufika” Moi said

Ruto is banking on the support of the vote rich Rift Valley region where he has urged the community to support Uhuru’s second term and then come 2022 with the blessing and support of the president he will take over.

"we also have alternative voices in Rift Valley, it is nobodies exclusive business"  MP for Emurua Dikiir, Johanna Ng'eno stated.

Gideon Moi was speaking while in the company of Bomet governor, Isaack Ruto during the launch of former inspector general of Police, Joseph Kimaiyo senatorial bid for Elgeyo Marakwet County.

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