While it is no secret that Prezzo is an ardent supporter of ODM leader Raila Odinga, the last few weeks have witnessed a tendency by politicians to extend their political activities right into the households and families of their political opponents.
Just yesterday, former Vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka, and former Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama almost engaged in a fist fight, after Kalonzo, while addressing a congregation from a pulpit, began talking about Muthama’s marital details, right in front of his former confidant.
It is for this reason that eyebrows were raised when DP Ruto visited the family home of Prezzo’s ex-wife, Daisy Kiplagat.
However, to allay people’s worries, the visit had absolutely nothing to do either with Prezzo, or even politics.
Prezzo’s ex-wife, Daisy Kiplagat, happened to be the daughter of former KANU strongman Hosea Kiplagat. During the Moi era, he was not only a close associate of the former president, but also CEO of the Cooperative Bank.
It was in this light that DP Ruto went to the Kiplagats family home, which also happens to be in Karen, to console the family of a close collegue who they served with in the Moi regime
What most people don’t know is that Daisy’s father was not only a Moi aide, but his relative, as the former president was his uncle. This, in essence, would mean that Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi is Daisy’s grandfather-uncle. This also means that Baringo Senator, and presidential hopeful Gideon Moi is Daisy’s uncle. There are countless ways of looking at it. It would also mean Prezzo’s daughter, Zahrie, is Gideon Moi’s granddaughter.
Hosea Kiplagat died earlier this weekend abruptly while unwinding with friends at a high-end Nairobi club.
“The family of Hosea Mundui Kiplagat wishes to announce his passing on today at 0930 Hrs, Karen Hospital, Nairobi. More details to be announced later,” said a brief statement from the family.
“We met at Ivergara Club, together with a Cabinet Secretary and left him drinking as I went into a meeting. He was in a jovial mood as usual, he did not look ill,” businessman Dennis Chebitwey said later.