Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has accused Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto of threatening his political rivals especially those from the Rift Valley region ahead of the much-awaited 2022 General Election.
Speaking in Chaka, Kieni constituency in Nyeri County where he had attended a church fundraiser, the KANU chairman claimed that DP Ruto supporters have started sending threats to those opposed to Ruto’s journey to State House.
“We as residents of the vast Rift Valley region are aware that people are being intimidated to vote for a particular candidate and if not they are being told that they will be finished,
“Those days of threatening people are gone. At this time, there is no person who should threaten you and think he can get away with it. Everybody has a right to be in any place in this republic,” Moi said.
Moi, who is considered as Ruto’s main rival in the Rift Valley region also dismissed allegations that the region is an official stronghold of the Deputy President.
“I want to say that assertions that Rift Valley is already locked by a particular candidate are not true, it is not anyone’s bedroom,” he added.
The KANU supremo has been locked in a supremacy battle with William Ruto each seeking to take control of the vote-rich Rift Valley region ahead of the 2022 General Election.
It is suspected that the two may be on the ballot for the country’s top seat in the forthcoming August 22, General Election if the recent reports are anything to go by.
Whereas DP Ruto has maintained that he will be on the ballot whether or not the Jubilee party will give him a chance to be its flag bearer, Kenya’s power brokers prefer the One Kenya Alliance duo of Gideon Moi and Musalia Mudavadi to take over from the retiring Uhuru.
“Either Gideon or Mudavadi is the proffered next president and the deep state will stop at nothing to actualize this. It is clear they are a safer pair of hands compared to William Ruto,” a source familiar with the matter revealed to Kivumbi.co.ke earlier on.