KANU Party leader Gideon Moi has dismissed claims by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s allies that senior government officials were plotting to endorse him to succeed President Uhuru once he retires in 2022.
The Baringo Senator was speaking at a rally in Rift Valley region where he said that he is not seeking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s blessings for 2022 and urged Raila’s allies to stop dragging his name into those seeking 2022 endorsement from Uhuru.
Moi also stated that he is currently concentrating on uniting the country and serving his people who elected him but not on 2022 succession politics.
“The Building Bridges Initiative is not a matter we need to dwell on for long. People have made their choice through the county assembly,” Moi said.
KANU party leaders who also spoke at the event insisted that Gideon Moi would be on the ballot come 2022 presidential election and urged other presidential aspirants to prepare for heated campaigns ahead of the election.
Gideon Moi has already teamed up for a possible political coalition with National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principals, Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper).
The group jointly campaigned for Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party candidate for Matungu by-election, Peter Nabulindo who won the seat against ODM’s David Were and Alex Lanya of UDA, a party associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
This comes after Raila’s allies had accused Moi and his team of seeking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s endorsement in 2022 through the BBI process.
Siaya Senator, James Orengo, warned civil servants, led by Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, against derailing Raila’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
The ODM politicians had alleged that a group of senior civil servants was using state machinery to finance the campaigns of Gideon Moi and Musalia Mudavadi.
“I want to warn some top civil servants paid by taxpayers’ money to stop meddling in the country’s political leadership,” Orengo said.