KANU chairman Gideon Moi could be President Uhuru successor or rather the secret choice for the top seat in the 2022 presidential elections, political analyst Edward Kisiang’ani has observed.
Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday, August 12, Kisiang’ani dismissed reports that Uhuru was pushing for Raila Odinga as his preferred successor at a meeting held between Uhuru, Raila Odinga, and the One Kenya Alliance team at State House in Mombasa.
“After meeting former NASA principals in Mombasa along with KANU leader Gideon Moi, people concluded President Uhuru was soliciting support for Raila. I do not agree. This was political camouflage. I think the President’s ultimate choice is Gideon Moi,” he said.
On Tuesday, August 10, the president hosted Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka(Wiper) Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) Gideon Moi (KANU), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), and Wycliffe Oparanya (ODM) at State House, Mombasa.
Although the full details of the meeting remained scanty, an insider who spoke to People Daily, Newspaper where the president’s family has business interests, said Uhuru’s main agenda was to persuade the other politicians above to support his handshake partner Raila Odinga for the presidency.
“The brief I have is the discussions were around the 2022 succession and the President opened up his heart on why he wants the former NASA principals to unite and work as a team,” the source said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s close allies further claim that President would be happy with the former Prime Minister as President to not only unite the country but also to bring to an end the political feud between the Kenyatta’s and that Oginga Odinga’s.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that Kenya’s power brokers were angling for a Gideon Moi-Musalia Mudavadi presidential ticket.
They are considered safe pair of hands to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022, unlike Raila od Ruto -who are- believed to be extremely combative with their brand of polics..
“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.