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Rift Valley leaders reveal what transpired in aborted mission to reconcile DP Ruto with Moi

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Intrigues behind the DP Ruto-Moi reconciliation

File image of DP Ruto with Gideon Moi play File image of D Ruto with Gideon Moi (Courtesy)

A section of Rift Valley leaders have divulged what happened in behind-the scenes efforts to reconcile Deputy President William Ruto with Gideon Moi, warning that the region risks losing out in the 2022 presidential race.

Major (Rtd) John Seii revealed that high handedness amn the two leaders who are currently locked in a major supremacy battle for control of Rift Valley votes has seen efforts to reconcile them prove futile.

Sei admitted that chances of a reconciling the two who have set their eyes in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta are slim.

“They are both our sons but they have decided not to listen to us. We have sought appointments through their personal aides and even approached them in public forums but all these efforts have proved futile,” he said.

play Gideon Moi

 

Bitter rivalry, allies clash

Constant war of words between politicians allied to DP Ruto and Senator Moi have also derailed efforts to broker a truce.

Politicians in DP Ruto’s camp, among them MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Caleb Kositany (Soy) and Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago have accused their counterparts from Mois’s camp of secretly working to scuttle the DP’s bid.

Mandago took a swipe at the rival camp, accusing them of dragging the DP into the maize scandal and reading politics.

“If they are really genuine, they would be raising issues in Parliament for a legal framework to be put in place to streamline the maize sector,” he said.

“We have drawn an inclusive plan to consolidate support for the DP and those opposed to his candidature are spoilers.” He added.

play DP William Ruto. He has set his eyes in succeeding president Kenyatta

 

The DP has been touring several parts of the country in what is believed to be efforts to consolidate support ahead of 2022.

Moi’s allies led by Tiaty MP William Kamket, have maintained that Kanu will field its presidential candidate in 2022.

“We are working with like-minded parties to ensure that we win. Unlike our opponents who speak as though they have won, we are still engaging Kenyans and leaders from across the political divide,” Kamket said.

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