Gideon Moi Speaks on 2022 Uhuru Endorsement

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) is received by KANU leader Gideon Moi (left) Kabarak during the first anniversary of the late Mzee Daniel arap Moi on Thursday, February 4, 2021
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  • KANU Party Leader Gideon Moi has hit out against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's allies who alleged that senior government officials were plotting on fronting the Senator for President in 2022

    Moi, while speaking at a rally Rift Valley, urged Raila's camp to detach him from those seeking President Uhuru Kenyatta's blessings in 2022. 

    The Baringo Senator added that he was not preoccupied with the succession race but rather uniting the country as Uhuru asked him to and also focusing on the development agenda of his area residents. 

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    KANU Chairman Gideon Moi at one of his party's office.
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    "The Building Bridges Initiative is not a matter we need to dwell on for long. People have made their choice through the county assembly," Moi said. 

    His party members insisted that the son of Kenya's second President Mzee Daniel arap Moi would be on the ballot in 2022 and urged other aspirants to anticipate heated campaigns for the contest. 

    The younger Moi teamed up with National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principals, Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), with the four expected to form a coalition in the near future. 

    The group campaigned for Mudavadi's Matungu candidate Peter Nabulindo who won the seat against ODM's David Were and Alex Lanya of UDA, a party associated with Deputy President William Ruto. 

    ODM politicians, later on, turned the heat against the group, accusing them of seeking President Uhuru Kenyatta's endorsement in 2022 and hijacking the BBI project which was birthed by the handshake between Raila and Uhuru. 

    Siaya Senator, James Orengo, warned civil servants, led by Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, against derailing Raila's ambitions lest they dump BBI. Reports further alleged that a group of senior civil servants was using state machinery to finance the campaigns of Gideon Moi and Musalia Mudavadi. 

    "I want to warn some top civil servants paid by taxpayers’ money to stop meddling in the country’s political leadership,” Orengo said, later on, clarifying that they had issues with Kibicho and not the head of state. 

    Raila's team disclosed that he switched tactics and is gearing towards forming an alliance with party leaders, Alfred Mutua (Maendeleo Chap Chap), Charity Ngilu (NARC), Kivutha Kibwana (Muungano Party), Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. 

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at Bomas of Kenya on November 19 2019 during the launched of BBI report.
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