Jubilee leaders 'humiliate' Gideon Moi in Murang’a
Some chose to instead feast on nyama choma with DP Ruto.
Robinson Chege, one of the event organizers is quoted by the to have invited all the elected leaders, but led by area Women Representative Sabina Chege and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, decided to give the event a wide berth and instead attend a function graced by DP William Ruto in Nairobi.
They attended a service at the All Saints Cathedral, and would later have a nyama choma fete with the DP in Nairobi.
The politicians have now claimed that their invitation did not show details of a planned attendance by Senator Moi, and on learning that he would be around, decided to keep off.
Mr Nyoro has in turn claimed that he would not dare associate with Gideon Moi as he is already allied to DP Ruto, adding that they already have a presidential candidate for 2022. He added that he didn’t want to confuse voters in his constituency.
“We already have a presidential candidate in Jubilee and that is Mr William Ruto.
“…and such a decision [to associate with Gideon Moi] has the potential to kill a political career in Murang’a, which is a Jubilee stronghold.
"Any leader who wishes to take part in a fundraising in my constituency is welcome but politics is about loyalty. My loyalty and that of Kiharu people is to Mr Ruto. That is why not a single ward representative turned up," Mr Nyoro said.
Surprisingly, Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata on a different function, accused Mr Moi of visiting Murang’a County without a notice, thus breaching protocol.
“But even if I knew he was coming, I would not attend the function. I do not want to be associated with Gideon for now,” the Murang’a senator said as quoted by the Nation.
The shame that has played out is similar to the treatment DP Ruto was given when he visited former President Daniel Moi in his Kabarak Home in Nakuru, where the lawmakers associated with Gideon Moi, led by Tiaty MP William Kamket, who claimed that the DP had not notified the former president of his intention to visit.
Meanwhile, Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku, is said to have been shocked by the presence of Mr Moi, in an event which he expected ‘only-Jubilee’ attendance.
"I did not know I would meet my friend Gideon Moi… but I'm happy we shall contribute to the development of the church," Mr Lenku said.
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