Gideon Kipsiele Moi is the Senator for Baringo County and the Chairman of the independence Party – Kanu. He is the last born child of Kenya's second President Daniel arap Moi.
His family picked him as the successor to their late father’s political heritage. In the Senate, he is currently serving his second term and also chairs the Senate’s powerful committee on energy.
Gideon was born on 22 October, 1963 as the last born child of Daniel arap Moi and his wife Lena Moi.
The Baringo Senator had the best education at St Mary’s Secondary School. His schoolmates, many of them his lifetime friends, are some of the country’s shakers and movers across various fields and include President Uhuru Kenyatta, businessman Jimi Wanjigi, journalist Jeff Koinange, and Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo.
The Kanu Chairman has made major milestones, albeit quietly, with many saying he is keen to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.
He led Kanu into a coalition agreement with Jubilee – the ruling party. In May, the coalition deal helped President Kenyatta remove some of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies who had leadership roles in the Senate.
Gideon has adapted a political strategy used by his late father focusing on consolidating support within regions in the Rift Valley and other areas where his father had massive endorsement during his tenure - a strategy that saw the former president consolidate his support for over two decades.