Why my dad asked me to stop living in my house - Gideon Moi

Gideon's private home is in Mogotio

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi (twitter)

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi on Friday revealed that he had stopped living in his Baringo home for the last three years upon a request by his father - the late former President Daniel arap Moi.

Gideon said after his father's health deteriorated, he made a habit of having breakfast and dinner at the former President's Kabarak home.

After Mzee had retired to bed, he would then leave to his private home in Mogotio which is about 20 kilometers from Kabarak.

"One day, about three years ago, he asked me where I was going and I told him I would be going to spend the night at my place which is in Mogotio, about 20 kilometres from here. He told me not to leave and to instead move in with him and that is why for the last three years I have been living in this house."

"He told me in Kalenjin, 'you are no longer making babies your children are now grown up'. Until his death, I was with him and just before he breathed his last, it was me he saw," Gideon said.

The Baringo Senator spoke while receiving a delegation of leaders drawn from Mt Kenya who had visited him at Kabarak to condole with the family.

Gideon said he would continue mourning his father until the lapse of the 40-day mourning period which is in line with Kalenjin burial customs.

He promised to make a major political statement after the mourning period.

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