Baringo Senator Gideon Moi will officially launch his 2022 presidential bid tomorrow, Thursday, at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi. In a move that may jolt the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) in which his party KANU is part of, the announcement is coming at a time other OKA partners are insisting they will not back down for anyone and will go all the way to the ballot.
Party leaders Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (WDM), and Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya) are part of OKA.
Over the weekend, Senator Moi hosted a delegation of Kalenjin elders at his Sacho home where he was prayed for and given the blessings to proceed with his presidential quest.
”I have come here today as your son. You sent me to Parliament for 10 years. I have come back to get your views. This is not my own journey, but for all of us. If I succeed, we have all succeeded. I have now got to a level I feel there is a lot I should do for you. Not for Sacho or Baringo alone, but for the whole country. I will listen to the delegates, after which we shall get into the battle,” the senator said in Sacho.
His sentiments were supported by Majority Leader in the Senate Samuel Poghisio, who said the KANU leader has come of age and was ready to take bigger responsibilities in next year’s elections.
”Today, people vote based on the confidence they have on a person’s capability to perform and trust he has built. Respect can’t be bought. Gideon has earned all this, which makes him the right person for State House next year. We must elect a person who will not sell us or our country. Do not elect someone who has shown that they put personal interests before the interests of the people who elected them,” the senator said.