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How DP Ruto Was ‘Blocked’ From Seeing Mzee Moi

Deputy President William Ruto yesterday flew to retired President Daniel Moi’s home in Kabarak but failed to meet him after waiting for a nearly three hours.

Just like any other official,high profile visit,DP Ruto’s handlers made prior arrangement and confirmation of the meeting with the former Head of State.

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Baringo North MP William Cheptumo told the Star he had arranged the meeting and confirmed it last week when he and Keter visited Moi.

“Mzee gave us a date for today (yesterday) and that is why we went,” Cheptumo told The Star Newspaper.

But when the DP and his entourage arrived at around 11am aboard a Kenya Pipeline chopper,they were surprisingly  welcomed by the farm manager, two pastors and the security team, with Senator Moi giving them a wide berth.

They were ushered into the guest house next to Moi’s house where they stayed for two and a half hours.He eventually left around 2pm after lunch.

Moi’s spokesman Lee Njiru confirmed that Ruto visited but even after waiting for nearly 3 hours,he could not see Mzee Moi ,who was supposedly having an appointment with his doctors.

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A meeting with Moi, to wish him good health, could give a boost to Ruto’s presidential aspirations and his claim to lead the Kalenjin nation.

However,that was not made possible.

On April 14, Opposition leader Raila Odinga visited Moi in Kabarak and was warmly welcomed, photos were taken and Gideon was present. That friendly meeting was interpreted as an endorsement of the former PM’s role in the famous handshake, at the very least.

DP Ruto was,however, promised of a meeting with Mzee Moi next week.


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