Baringo senator Gideon Moi warns rivals of a tough war in 2022, which he described as a battle of the titans. The KANU leader who has declared he will be on the presidential ballot next year was speaking at a thanksgiving ceremony at Ruth Kiptui Girls’ Secondary School in Baringo North on Friday where he also warned next year’s duel is a heavy task for the well prepared.
”We have a heavy task ahead, which needs people who are well-prepared and steadfast. I am challenging my political rivals to brace for tough battles as this is going to be one of titans. I have been asked to declare if I am vying for the presidential seat in the coming General Election. I do not want to state the obvious … it is in the public domain that I will be on the presidential ballot,” senator Moi said.
Also present was Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos who called on the Kalenjin community to rally behind the KANU leader in 2022 so that they form the next government.
”As the Kalenjin community, we must agree that we will be in government in 2022, whether it is the Deputy President or Moi who will be the head of State at that time. We cannot be in the opposition. What is wrong with uniting and voting for Senator Moi as President then rallying behind the DP next time? Our ultimate goal is for this community to take the top seat, and that can only happen if we unite,” Governor Tolgos said.
However, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has dismissed Mr. Moi’s candidature as political theatrics aimed at dividing the Kalenjin community.
”Our appeal is for the community to unite and avoid the political theatrics of clinching the presidency. I am also begging Senator Moi to avoid diverting the political route when the entire community has settled on a particular direction,” he said, adding the senator should shelve his presidential ambitions and back the DP.