Why former Presidential candidate wants Gideon Moi investigated

Gideon was on Thursday accused of blocking DP Ruto from accessing Daniel Moi.

Dr Ekuru Aukot, the leader of Third Way Alliance party on Monday told parliament to investigate the Baringo Senator and five other lawmakers for their “role in instigating ethnic violence in Baringo border with Turkana County.

Speaking in response to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation Address early last week, Dr Aukot faulted the assembly for filing to perform its role; a move which he said has led to death of dozens of people in Kapedo, Kainuk and Baragoi areas early this year.

“Parliament has failed to condemn, as it should, the actions of fellow Parliamentarians who are advocating for violence in some regions of this country.

“Particular cases are those of Kapedo, Kainuk and Baragoi areas of Turkana and Samburu Counties respectively. Known Parliamentarians are publicly claiming those areas as a result of which violence is meted out to even the innocent including the killing of three students and a driver in the Kapedo area of Turkana East last Friday.

“We expect Parliament to question the following MPs on their role in those conflict areas: Senator Gideon Moi, Tiaty MP, William Kamket, Samburu North MP, Alois Lentoimaga and others, as well as the role of our security forces on the ground,” he said.

Tiaty MP William Kamket recently claimed that Kapedo was in Baringo County a move which triggered a bitter battle with Aukot.

Dr Aukot would later link Mr Kamket to the killings by bandits in the area, who he said has been working with unnamed masters to spread violence.

The fresh demand from Dr Aukot comes on the heel of a fresh criticism from section of DP Ruto-allied lawmakers from Rift Valley who have faulted the senator for blocking the DP from accessing the retired president last week in Kabarak, Nakuru County.

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