Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital News
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi interacts with youth after he was blocked by DP William Ruto's supporters from accessing Kapsisiywa in Nandi for installation as a Kalenjin elder on January 2, 2021.

County News

KANU hits out at leaders out to stop Gideon

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – Independence party, the Kenya African National Union (KANU), has condemned Saturday’s ugly incident in Nandi County where rowdy youth loyal to Deputy President William Ruto blocked Baringo Senator Gideon Moi from being installed as a Kalenjin elder.

Gideon’s convoy was blocked while headed to Kapsisiywa area where he had been invited by Talai Elders.

Some of the youth who spoke to journalists later said they will not allow any other leader to be installed because they only recognize Ruto as their community’s elder.

“The otherwise peaceful residents of Sang’alo area of Nandi County, where the youth were posted, were simply pawns in a wider scheme by political figures whose historical association with intolerance is well documented,” the party said in a statement issued to newsrooms.

It termed the “move as an act of cowardice by well-known political detractors who wants to curtail the growing influence of other leaders in the region and to suppress the democratic space for their own selfish interest.”

Attempts by the Senator to plead with the youths to listen to him from the sunroof of his vehicle fell on deaf ears as they shouted him down, with some heard saying “Ruto, Ruto.”

He then retreated back to his vehicle and turned back.

Senator Moi was later seen sharing a meal with a group of youths and elders at Kabiyet trading centre, a few kilometers from Talai before he left.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

There was a heavy security deployment in the area following the early morning stand-off.
Reports indicate that the youths were protesting Senator Moi’s plan to be installed as an elder, a position they said is held by Ruto.

Senator Moi’s plan to be installed as a Kalenjin elder is part of his preparations to take control of Rift Valley as he positions himself to vie for the presidency in 2022.

Click to comment

More on Capital News


The coalition which included HAKI Africa, INUKA Africa and Kenya Human Rights Commission made the call on Saturday during a press conference in Nairobi...

Capital Health

Nairobi recorded the highest number of cases at 127, followed by Migori with 19 cases, Mombasa 10 and Kiambu 9.


Kampala, Uganda, Jan 16 – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office with 58.6 percent of the vote, in an election...

County News

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 16 – The government has downplayed a warning by Mandera Governor Ali Roba on escalating insecurity posed by Al Shabaab. Roba...


New Delhi, India, Jan 15 – Hospitals were decked out with flowers and one politician planted a tree as India began Saturday its colossal...

County News

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the military officer identified as Sergeant Denis Ochieng, who was taken into custody on Saturday, had a...


Kampala, Uganda, Jan 16 – Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results Saturday placing him firmly ahead...


The commission assured that the search for Maraga's successor will be “governed and conducted in accordance with all the relevant provisions of the constitution...