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Moi declares presidential bid; how will this move affect One Kenya Alliance?

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi on Friday, July 31 declared he will be running for presidency in 2022 General Election.

The Kenya African National Union (KANU) chairperson promised to stage a strong campaign to secure the country’s top seat, after being accused by his allies of being too moderate.

Speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony at Ruth Kiptui Girls in Kasok, Baringo North MP William Cheptumo had challenged Moi to be vigorous in his quest, a challenge that he accepted.

“DP William Ruto has categorically stated that he wants to be the president of Kenya. I haven’t heard my brother Gideon Moi saying anything with reghards to that. I want to hear him today saying that he will vie for president in 2022,” Cheptumo had challenged Moi.

In January, 2021, Moi was coronated by the Talai elders as the Kalenjin political kingpin. In the ceremony that was conducted amidst public outcry from a section of the Kalenjin community who are supporting Deputy President William Ruto, Moi was handed instruments of power. He was also given the mandate to seek the presidency.

It now remains to be seen how the One Kenya Alliance principals will negotiate between themselves and produce a single presidential candidate, that is if the coalition withstands the test of time.

Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula have all declared that they want to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta come 2022.

Musyoka, for instance, declared that his priority is to defeat DP Ruto in next year’s presidential race. Mudavadi, on the other hand, says that he is the man to drive Kenya from the shackles of public debts Jubilee administration has plunged the country into, insisting that nothing will deter him from the course.

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