Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has come under heavy attack with one of his most trusted allies, Emurua Dikirr Johanna Ng’eno severing ties with the KANU party leader and launching a scathing attack.

Ng’eno took issues with the KANU party leader who he accused of joining the Building Bridges Initiative bandwagon to build his profile without consulting elected leaders.

The lawmaker also pointed out that Moi is only keen on positioning himself in the succession matrix with little interest for the Rift Valley community that continues to face several challenges, key among them being the Mau evictions and clashes.

File image of Johanna Ngeno with DP Ruto
File image of Johanna Ngeno with DP Ruto

The lawmaker declared publicly that moving forward, he will support Deputy President William Ruto, state that the mantle of leadership will head to Rift Valley through DP Ruto.

“People like Salat are questioning my loyalty to the party. But just like me, they are employees of the party. I also have a position in Kanu as an elected leader. I also have a right like anyone else to ask a question. So nobody should intimidate me for questioning the party leadership. You are questioning me as who? You are the Kanu chairman, so what?” Mr Ng’eno asserted.

Ngeno’s decision attracted the wrath of Tiaty MP William Kamket who urged him to respect Kanu failure to which he would be kicked out.

“He is biting the hand that feeds him, which is uncouth and barbaric. If he continues to misbehave we shall come for our seat,” warned Mr Kamket.

Moi under siege

His decision comes amid growing rebellion in KANU with many leaders warming up to DP Ruto and severing ties with Moi.

Among those who have expressed interest in joining the DP Ruto bandwagon is West Pokot governor John Lonyangapuo.

Joshua Kuttuny with DP Ruto
Joshua Kuttuny with DP Ruto

Charengany lawmaker Joshua Kuttuny also recently launched an attack against Gideon Moi who he accused of"not having the interests of the people of Rift Valley at heart" in one of the clearest indications that all is not well in the independence party.

The KANU leader has been embroiled in a supremacy battle with the DP for the control of the vote-rich Rift Valley with reports suggesting that a Raila-Moi alliance is in the offing.