Photo of the day: William Ruto and Gideon Moi come face to face

Deputy President attended the funeral service of the late Jonathan Moi, at the Kabarak University grounds.

The somber ceremony saw Ruto and Gideon Moi shake hands as the Deputy President walked to his seat.

Many have been speculating if the DP will attend the service, owing to tension between Ruto and Moi.

 

Raila, Gideon Moi hold talks for hours in Nairobi

The AU special infrastructure envoy and ODM chief Raila Odinga today held a four-hour meeting with KANU leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi in Nairobi.

The between between the two  is expected to generate wide political interest, and even re-ignite the succession politics debates.

There has been debates about leaders who descended from powerful families regrouping to stop politicians from “poor backgrounds” from assuming power after President Uhuru Kenyatta term expires in 2022.

Politicians allied to Deputy president William Ruto have been particularly vocal about this and with this meeting in perspective, it is expected that the rhetoric could raise again.

Sources close to the two leaders confirmed the meeting, but refused to give more details on what they discussed.

The meeting is said to have been at a Nairobi hotel and was closed door.

While the Baringo senator has announced that he will be running to replace Uhuru in the next election the ODM leader has not be forthcoming on whether he will vie or hang his boots in favour of a young leader.

Odinga has vied four times but maintains that he only lost once and that in the three other times, he was rigged out.

He would then have a truce with President Uhuru in March last year, neutralizing the opposition and developing a working relationship with the government.

 

 

Riverside Attack: Politicians pay tribute to security forces for quick response

Tributes continue to pour in following the attack at 14 Riverside Drive where 21 people lost their lives.

IG Boinnet Wednesday confirmed the death toll has climbed to 21, after six more bodies were retrieved from the scene.

“It is unfortunate that we have picked six other bodies at the scene while one officer succumbed to the injuries,” he said.

The IG said among the dead are 16 Kenyans, one Briton, one American and three others of African descent that are yet to be identified.

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Glass shattered at Dusit D2

“As a result, our final tally indicates that five terrorists were eliminated by our security apparatus,” Boinett said.

Politicians have visited the scene of the attack, where they have praised security forces for a quick response.

He also praised the emergency team from Nairobi County who also showed their quick response. He commended measures put up by the government to ensure the city is a safe place for everyone.

Sonko condoled with the families who lost their loved ones during the attack and asked the residence to report any suspicious activities to the policy.

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Internal CS leads officiails to 14 Riverside Drive

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has joined other leaders in condemning the attack

He said; “I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones and injured during the attack”.

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Red Cross help evacuate employees at 14 Riverside Drive

Opposition leader Raila Odinga also condemned the terror attack act.

“we condemn in the strongest term possible this act of cowardice by the attackers”

 

 

 

 

 

Declare your bid to kickoff campaigns ahead of 2022, KANU supporters tell Moi

Declare presidential bid now so we can kickoff massive countrywide campaigns ahead of 2022 general elections, KANU supporters urge Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

Led by Nominated KANU Member of Parliament from Wajir County Saadia Ahmed Mumin, the leaders praised Senator Moi saying he is fit to take over power after Uhuru Kenyatta ten-year term ends.

“I am blood-injected KANU die hard and my plea is just to urge Gideon to speed up his declaration for presidency so we can move all over the country to bid him” said Mumin.

The MP said the pastoral communities in Kenya were tired of being marginalized and suppressed trusting that Moi shall put forward their interest once he gets to power.

She was backed my Emurwa-Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno who also appealed to Senator Moi to declare his bid early.

“Tell us about your plans and if you will not contest for presidency in 2022 then please stop disturbing our minds” Ng’eno told Moi.

He further urged the Senator to wake up and work to serve the people, “Don’t ever relax your muscles thinking that the people will vote you as the president simple because you are a son of former president…it does not come in a golden platter like that you must sweat for it in order to convince the people to vote for you” Ng’eno.

She was backed by West Pokot Governor Professor John Lonyangapuo, Kapenguria MP Samwel Moroto, Fred Ouda (Kisumu town), Rehema Jaldesa (Isiolo), Kangogo Bowen(Marakwet East), Bishop Titus Khamala (MP Lurambi), Major Bashir (Mandera North) and Omar Mohamed (Mandera East).

The leaders attended the homecoming of Tiaty Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) William Kamket, at Michuki grounds in Chemolingot on Saturday.

However Moi, who doubles KANU party Chair, maintained that it is not yet time for 2022 campaigns urging the elected leaders to work for the people.

“Time will come for politics and my word remains ‘tumto ko tako tai’, battle is still ahead” he said.

-Joseph Kangogo

 

Former President Moi’s son Gideon opens up about his fathers health

 

Ever since his father returned to Kenya from Israel, more and more Kenyans continue to wonder about the former Presidents health.

When they returned, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi posted a photo of his father looking much better, and told Kenyans that the medical treatment was a success.

On March 16th,  Gideon wrote;

I wish to sincerely thank all Kenyans for the prayers, messages of solidarity, love and support. Your prayers worked, mzee was treated and discharged. I wish to assure everyone that former President Moi is doing well and we are thankful to God for that.

Get better! Retired president Moi heads to Israel for medical check up

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And this past weekend, Gideon once again updated Kenyans on his fathers condition, assuring them all is well.

Speaking while addressing faithful at Full Gospel Churches of Kenya (FGCK) in Kabarnet town, Baringo County on Saturday, he said

‘“I accompanied him and we and we had a safe journey, Mzee received the medication and he is now getting on well at home” he said.’

Seantor Moi further thanked Kenyans for praying for his father while he was flown to Israel for medical checkup on his hailing knee last week.

He further said they were overwhelming privilege to visit Golgotha, Calvary where the body of Christ Jesus was laid to rest.

“I think Christians should also secure time and visit the holy historical sites” he said.

Senator Moi noted that it is not yet time for politics and he shall soon declare his political stand and that he welcomes everyone for merger talks ahead of 2022, urging his supporters to be patient.

“Everybody is my friend so there is no arm if anyone decides to approach me for visionary talks meant to takeover leadership and drive this country forward” He said.

 

Earlier on, Gideon had hinted to the public, his plans to battle Deputy President William Ruto to take over presidency after Uhuru Kenyatta’s term elapses in 2022.

His statement comes a week after Machakos Governor Dr Alfred hinted that he has had conclusive talks with S

enator Moi on ties ahead of 2022.

Dr Mutua, who is Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party leader, was addressing while gracing homecoming of Baringo central Member of Parliament (MP) Joshua Kandie on Saturday last week.

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William Ruto Recites My Name More Than His Wife’s – Gideon Moi

Deputy President William Ruto’s has my name fresh in his mind more than his own wife, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has said.

Senator Moi said the DP’s mission for Baringo and entire Rift Valley region is purely for his own selfish gain.

He said: “I guess every time Ruto is free with his wife he is ever singing my name Gideon, Gideon, Gideon…”

Moi said the DP’s obsession is to see him voted out during the August 8 election.

“I think this forces him to sing my name even in his ‘bedroom’.”

Moi is facing off with former Betting and Licensing boss Simon Chelugui for the legislative seat.

“The DP simply wants me to vanish in politics so that he succeeds President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022,” he said.

He made the comments during his campaign launch at Kabimoi, Eldama-Ravine, Baringo county on Saturday.

Moi said his political nemesis frequents Baringo more than any other place in the country.

The two have been going gloves off in attacks against one another following their bid to control the Rift Valley vote.

He added that the DP pledges and channels Jubilee administration projects worth millions of shillings to Baringo.

“This is not because he loves the people here but for a simple interest to make me voted out in August,” he said.

His sentiments came barely a week after Jubilee nominees in Baringo proclaimed that Kanu is dead and gone.

-The Star

REVEALED, Here Are The Reasons Why Mama Ngina Met Mzee Moi

A visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s mother, Mama Ngina, to retired President Daniel arap Moi may have been more political than spokespeople for either side admitted.

The Saturday meeting came to light through leaked photos of the two after they had lunch at Moi’s Kabarak home in Nakuru county.

Mama Ngina said that she visited Moi to check up on a friend and Moi asked her to visit again in the near future.

“I am here to check on you as a friend,” she said.

Moi said he was happy to meet with Mama Ngina Kenyatta, adding that the friendship between the two families is growing stronger.

Also; I Will Peacefully Hand Over Power If I Lose – Uhuru Kenyatta

With neither of the sides willing to give official details of the meeting, it is believed that the two may have talked about the political future of the country ahead of the August 8 election.

It is believed that the two discussed how their two sons – Uhuru and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi – can work together more closely.

Uhuru and Gideon share a longtime friendship just like their two families and even went to school (St Mary’s School, Nairobi) at the same time.

Following the meeting, Kanu will be encouraged to renew its election pact signed in 2013 with Uhuru’s Jubilee and support the President’s reelection bid, but can field candidates in other tiers (Senate, MPs, Woman Rep and MCAs) in August.

In the proposed deal, Uhuru’s Jubilee Party will keep off Gideon’s Baringo Senate seat and will therefore not field a candidate there.

“Gideon and Uhuru will most likely work together this year and towards the future. The meeting by their parents has helped consolidate this desire by their allies,” a senior Jubilee official who was unwilling to be named said.

Moi is said to still hold a strong influence on his son’s political decisions, making the meeting with Uhuru’s mother very significant as the country prepares for the elections.

The same is said of Mama Ngina, who has influenced key political decisions by Uhuru, thus protecting the interests of the Kenyatta family.

Last month, Uhuru called Gideon, seeking to have him work with Jubilee instead of Kanu joining the massed opposition under proposed National Super Alliance of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.

The meeting also came just days after Kanu held a meeting and decided to make an announcement in two weeks to decide on who to support for the Presidency.

Kanu has decided to field candidates in all elective positions across the country except for President.

READ; MERU: Three Legislators Defect To Jubilee Party From ODM

The Saturday meeting also comes at a time when Deputy President William Ruto and Gideon are fighting for control of the Rift Valley vote bloc.

Ruto’s dealings with Gideon are perceived as being too confrontational and not helping bridge the relationship between Kanu and Jubilee.

On Saturday, Ruto was in Gideon’s ‘backyard’, where he told off the opposition and other parties that are not part of Jubilee Party.

In a veiled attack on Gideon, the DP told Baringo residents to reject other political parties and only elect JP candidates.

“I want you to vote for Jubilee in all seats available. Will you vote a Jubilee senator? I want to be sure that you will give me a Jubilee senator,” Ruto said.

 

-The Star

Join NASA before jubilee gets to your ‘bedroom’ Senator Moi told

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders have asked Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to Join National Super Alliance(NASA) Coalition before jubilee gets into his ‘bedroom’.

They said the frequent jubilee leaders’ trips to Baringo County were not based on developments agendas, rather they were eying to overthrow the Senator who doubles up as the KANU National chairman.

The opposition leaders led by ODM National Executive Secretary Amos Olempaka were addressing a rally in Marigat town, Baringo Central Sub-county on Thursday.

Olempaka cited several meetings held by jubilee party leaders including the recent one at DP Ruto’s Sugoi home where they appointed Gambling boss Simon Chelugui to vie against Mr Moi in Jubilee ticket.

“They have just started, today they are in the kitchen, tomorrow they will get to the seating room before finally getting to the bedroom to turn up your bed sheets,” said Olempaka warning that Senator Moi should open his eyes to identify his enemies.

He noted that the top government principals were concerned about visiting Baringo more than their Gatundu South and Uasin Gishu home turfs.

“You must be smart enough to understand that jubilee officials especially the Deputy President William Ruto has no good political intentions for you, so you should turn around faster to join NASA if you want to survive the next election” said Olempaka.

He mentioned among the failed jubilee agendas the runaway insecurity, hunger bite owing to persistent droughts and water crisis, poor incomplete roads.