Gideon Moi embraced In Mt. Elgon
A section of Sabaot elders from Mt Elgon constituency in Bungoma County have endorsed Baringo Senator Gideon Moi as a Kalenjin elder in readiness for the 2022 presidential elections. The elders said that Moi has what it takes to be the country’s fifth president.
The ceremony was conducted privately where the leaders handed him the traditional regalia that that symbolized power and the spear that commands authority in the Kalenjin tribes. The endorsement means that the leader is ready to guide, protect and lead the community. The ceremony is usually accorded to only one person who will become a leader at a particular time.
Speaking during the event, Moi applauded the move by the elders and said that leaders should focus on helping President Uhuru Kenyatta to achieve the big four agenda. He also said he supports the government in his fight against corruption, stating that more efforts should be put to curb the vice and called upon the government to solve the Mau forest issues amicably to avoid future clashes from different communities. His sentiments were seconded by former Bomet governor Isaac Rutto, who accompanied him to Mt. Elgon. Rutto said that the victims should be compensated to allow them to resettle.
The event was also attended by former Mt Elgon MP John Serut. Mt Elgon MP Fred Kapondi snubbed the event, which happened as DP William Ruto was in Vihinga County to popularize his 2022 bid.
By Beatrice Macharia