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Gideon Moi express fears over possible Raila-Ruto alliance

Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula

KANU chairman Gideon Moi is understood to have expresses concerns over the widely reported potential alliance between Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.

Moi, while paying the ODM leader a courtesy call, is said to have taken the opportunity to discuss current political realignments with the veteran opposition politician.

Sources familiar with the meeting say Gideon Moi and Uhuru’s brother who had accompanied him took issue with claims ODM was working on a coalition arrangement with William Ruto.

According to sources, the two  had gone to check on Raila’s health progress and to wish him a quick recovery but the meeting ended up being a political forum. Gideon Moi/Twitter.

“Although the two leaders visited Jakom (Raila) to wish him a quick recovery, there were certain issues on the table that required to be addressed. In fact, the meeting ended up being a political forum,” a source familiar with the talks is quoted by the People Daily newspaper.

The source goes on to say the meeting also discussed possible political alliance at a time big political figures are jostling to form coalitions ahead of the 2022 General Election

It is worth noting, Moi has already formed One Kenya Alliance which bring in Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula.

Pundits however believe a Raila-Ruto political alliance is a sure ticket to statehouse to whoever is picked to fly the flag.

This comes barely days after ODM deputy party leader Wycliffe Oparanya met deputy president William Ruto to discuss a possible alliance between ODM and UDM. Photo Courtesy.

The fact Raila has previously worked with Ruto in 2007 is enough to send shivers down the spine of their political rivals.

Moi and Ruto’s political differences are legendary and the two do not see eye-eye.

Ruto is considered the defacto Kalenjin political kingpin ahead of Gideon Moi who has struggled to fashion a name for himself in politics which could explain his fear of a Raila-Ruto alliance.

Rumours of a Ruto teaming up with Raila were fueled by a meeting between the deputy president and Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya, who is also Raila’s deputy party leader.

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