Several key political leaders in the rift valley on Saturday held a private meeting hosted by Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi at his family home in Kabarak.
The closed-door meeting has been termed as Moi’s bid to solidify his home support, with an eye on the 2022 general elections.
However, reports by the Nation indicate the leaders majorly discussed three key issues; local farmer’s welfare, peace in Kerio valley and political trends in the region.
Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, Moiben MP Sila Tiren, Nominated MP Wilson Sossion and Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat were among the leaders present.
Former MPs Zakayo Cheruiyot, Musa Sirma, Frankline Bett, Businessman Bundotich Buzeki and Tiaty MP William Kamket, were also in attendance.
The Baringo senator has been steadily garnering support, in his bid to weaken Deputy President William Ruto’s grip on the vote-rich region.
Consequently, DP Ruto on the other side has been making significant in-roads in the region, having made at least 10 trips to his home base since the 2017 elections.
According to Political experts, the two leaders are opined to set on a collision course when it comes to the 2022 elections.
The senator later went on to the chair a fundraiser for African Gospel Church in Rongai, Nakuru.
He was joined by the contingent of leaders who he had hosted at his home earlier on in the day.