24 April 2019

Kenya: DP Ruto Avoids Gideon Drama By Visiting Late Jonathan Moi's Home

Deputy President Dr William Ruto on Wednesday visited the home of the late Jonathan Toroitich Moi in Kabimoi, Eldama Ravine, to condole with the family.

DP Ruto was accompanied by Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis, MPs Moses Lesonnet (Eldama Ravine) and Caleb Kositany (Soy) among other local leaders.

It is, however, telling that the DP did not visit Mzee Daniel arap Moi at his Kabarak home.

While the family has said that Mzee Moi will not be receiving visitors at his home after the death of Jonathan on Saturday, on Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta condoled with Mzee Daniel arap Moi. He was received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.


Besides the head of state, Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony, Baringo Central MP Joshua Kandie and Kabarnet Ward MCA Ernest Kibet were also allowed to see the elder Moi on Monday.

It is also not lost to observers that in May last year, the DP visited the former president at his Kabarak home, but failed to meet him after day of drama.

Sources privy to the visit, then, said the retired president could not meet Mr Ruto as he was undergoing a routine physiotherapy session with his doctors for the entire duration of the visit.

Gideon Moi, who hopes to upset DP Ruto for the presidency in 2022, has been playing host to Mzee Moi's visitors at Kabarak.


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