Labeled a royalty who knows little about the suffering of ordinary Kenyans, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has had to work extra hard, to appease the voter, and win 2022.
His moves have had to be more calculated, than his political peers. Now, with eyes fully trained on 2022, the lastborn son of late President Moi is courting Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
His allies believe Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi have little or no political clout to advance the senator’s agenda. This latest strategy not to depend on the two leaders (Mudavadi and Kalonzo) is informed by One Kenya Alliance’s death before take-off.
According to multiple sources, Moi is burning the midnight oil to have owners of the country’s political and economic capital back him as President in 2022. Top investors and billionaires, with a huge sway in the country’s political terrain, have been actively engaging Senator Moi behind the curtains, for the last few months now.
”Gideon is an entrepreneur par excellence. Equally, there is nothing he does not know about government and governance. He is ripe for the presidency,” Mr. Kamket told a local publication when asked about the KANU leader’s 2022 plans.
Despite some Kenyans arguing Senator Moi is not ready to be a Head of State, his closest allies, like KANU Secretary General Nick Salat dismiss the claims. He says in their KANU outfit, Gideon Moi is the senior-most member, and automatically qualifies for its presidential ticket.
Even though Salat does not explicitly say Mr. Moi will run for the top seat in 2022, he confirms the talks with other platers have been ongoing.
”Take this to the bank: the next tenant in State House will be a product of a coalition, and we want to be an integral part of this journey,” the KANU Secretary-General said.