Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has come out to reveal the inner details of what prominent politicians discuss with his father when they visit his Kabarak home.
Gideon Moi reveals what politicians actually discuss when they visit Mzee Moi
He also explained why some leaders are allegedly blocked
In an interview with KTN News, Senator Moi stated that the talks former President Daniel Arap Moi holds with politicians are mainly friendly chats.
"The leaders who come to visit Mzee are doing that on their personal capacity. Mzee, of course, made a lot of friends during his political career and they now feel that they want to spend some time with him, considering his age.
"There are absolutely no political dimensions to the visits. There are many other people who visit the former president who are not publicized," the Senator explained.
Protocol on Visiting Mzee Moi
Senator Moi also addressed what he referred to as a common misconception that he has blocked some politicians from visiting Mzee Moi.
"No one has been blocked. There is a common misconception that I am Mzee's gatekeeper, he has his comptroller and no one comes to me to ask me [for an appointment]," he stated.
He added that all those who get a chance to sit with the former President do so after making an appointment with Mzee Moi's office.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has made frequent visits to the former President's Kabarak Home. According to Gideon, the president is a close family friend.
Other prominent politicians who have made similar visits include special AU envoy Raila Odinga, special UN envoy to South Sudan Kalonzo Musyoka, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, a section of legislators from Western Kenya and some officials from State House.
DP Ruto Snubbed by Moi
In May 2018, Deputy President William Ruto was left stranded at the Kabarak ranch when he attempted to visit the former president.
DP Ruto was forced to leave without seeing Mzee Moi, with some alleging that he had been blocked by Senator Moi.
An official statement from the former president's handlers explained that Mzee Moi was at the time undergoing a routine medical check up which could not be interrupted.
Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat further advised DP Ruto to go through the proper channels before making a visit, to avoid such embarrassment.
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