Gideon Moi Confuses Allies After Leaving KICC, Spotted With Kalonzo

  • KANU party leader, Gideon Moi (left) and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka at the Bomas of Kenya on Sunday, January 23.
    KANU party leader, Gideon Moi (left) and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka at the Bomas of Kenya on Sunday, January 23.
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  • The Kenya African National Union (KANU) was on Monday, May 16 thrown into confusion, after its party leader Gideon Moi was spotted at KICC and in Karen within an hour.

    Senator Moi made a technical appearance at the Azimio event where flag-bearer Raila Odinga was set to unveil his running mate before dashing to SKM Centre, and joining Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka launch his own Presidential run.

    Initially, his party had pledged its allegiance to the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who named Martha Karua as his running mate.

    In his address, Kalonzo was confident that Moi had thrown his weight behind his presidential bid dismissing claims that the Baringo Senator was a spy for Azimio.

    Kanu party leader Gideon Moi (left) and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka pictured on Sunday, May 15, 2022..jpg
    Kanu party leader Gideon Moi (left) and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka pictured on Sunday, May 15, 2022..jpg
    Kalonzo Musyoka

    "Kalonzo noted that Gideon would stand with him in the original One Kenya Alliance outfit, contrary to speculations that the KANU party leader would remain affiliated with the Azimio coalition. 

    "I know that some people have been saying that Gideon has been sent to spy but he is fully with us. My honest opinion is that OKA continues as originally established and we move on and compare notes. We have a business to save this nation," stated Musyoka.

    KANU Secretary General Nick Salat, however, dismissed Moi's move and assured Raila that his party was part of Azimio la Umoja movement.

    In an address at KICC, the Sec-Gen hinted that the Baringo Senator and Kalonzo lacked a stand barely three months to the General Election.

    He also assured the former Prime Minister that KANU would mobilise votes for his Presidency.

    "I am happy today that I am alive to see our fifth President has chosen a woman as his deputy. As you see me, lacking a stand is a very bad thing.

    "I am here and I want to assure the fifth President that this time around, count KANU inside Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance. Ignore the other you've heard. I am telling you I am here to stay and we will vote for you," declared Salat.

    Gideon Moi began going asunder with KANU leadership at the height of the Azimio running mate nominations after he backed Kalonzo's bid.

    In a letter addressed to the Azimio la Umoja Selection Panel, the Senator explained that Kalonzo is the most qualified person for the position given his background in governance.

    Shortly after the endorsement, however, KANU forwarded his own name as part of the interested candidates to deputise the former Prime Minister.

    Kalonzo, on the other hand, argues that he grew apart from the former Minister after his sacrifices were taken for granted.

    Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat (centre) and Kanu stalwarts in a June 2018 picture.
    Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat (centre) addressing the media in June 2018.
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