Deputy President William Ruto today raided KANU party leader, Gideon Moi’s home turf in what could be a major blow for Moi.
As part of his broad consultation in opposition to the BBI report which many believe is the backbone of his 2022 bid, Ruto was in Baringo county where he met top politicians and elected leaders in the county.
The meeting is the latest attempt by DP Ruto to take the battle right to the door step of Moi barely a week after the Baringo Senator asserted his dominance by spear-heading the collection of BBI Signatures in the Rift Valley.
Taking to Social media, Ruto wrote:
“We should strive to build consensus in all our engagements rather than dwelling on an unnecessary contests that risk dividing Kenyans. With the devastating Covid19 pandemic we should direct our energies, resources and attention to the crisis that has caused inimitable economic and social disruption to our country.Held a meeting with Baringo County leadership led by Governor Stanley Kiptis, MPs Moses Lessonet (Eldama Ravine), William Cheptumo (Baringo North), Joshua Kandie (Baringo Central), Daniel Tuitoek (Mogotio) and Charles Kamuren (Baringo South), Florence Jematia (East African Legislative Assembly) and Members of County Assembly led by Speaker David Kerich, Karen, Nairobi County”.
Ruto took the opportunity to demand for dialogue, maintaining that BBI is not a priority at this time and that all efforts and financial resources should be chanelled towards mitigating the impacts of Covid-19 and not BBI.
This comes barely a week after Moi toured the area to drum up support for the BBI and picked yet another political fight with Ruto.
Moi castigated Ruto for his confusion over the BBI report and for failing to have a stand on the report, making the famous statement that “one cannot be half-pregnant”.