Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has been accused of influencing appointments in lucrative posts by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies in Rift Valley.
A section of Gideon Moi’s allies led by Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, MPs Joshua Kuttuny (Cheranganyi), Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills) and Johanna Ngen’o (Emurrua Dikirr) have changed their tune on supporting the Senator for the country’s top job
Tolgos and Tiren, however, expalined that they would continue supporting of Moi despite the differences as they were sure they would soon be ironed out.
In an audio that trended on social media, Kuttuny promised to wage war against Moi as he claimed that he was behind the sacking of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies in the Government.
“At the end of the day, we must protect our interests. I will not allow our own son to be pushed to the wall by one of ours who should be at the front line protecting him…”
“Gideon should have used his closeness with Uhuru to find a truce in Jubilee instead of escalating their differences,” stated Kuttuny in the audio.
Kuttuny noted that he would break ties with Moi after he became a major political principal since KANU entered a post-election coalition agreement with Jubilee.
The Cherangany MP, however, stated that he was not planning to team up with William Ruto following his clash with Gideon Moi.
“Our people in government should not be punished for their association with the DP. Our professionals were being badly influenced by DP, but since he was edged out of the government, it would only be fair for Gideon to work with the professionals without victimisation,” Kuttuny stated in an interview with the Daily Nation
Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat who is a close ally of Gideon Moi blasted Kuttuny describing him as dishonest and not willing to be part of the team.
“Divisions and misunderstanding is only in the mind of the person trying to cause it.
“In fact, we never counted him as one of us. He had not been anywhere close to us and not played a role in the success of KANU. His bitterness does not concern us,” noted Salat.