Former ruling party KANU Chairman Gideon Moi has expressed the party’s commitment to work with Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto-led Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party to whittle down Deputy President William Ruto’s influence in the Rift Valley Region.
Moi faulted the Jubilee government for keeping “thieves” in its ranks besides failing to develop the country as expected.
“We will work with CCM to revolutionize Rift Valley,” said Moi who is also the Baringo Senator.
He was speaking at Olopirik Farm in Narok West Constituency, when Narok gubernatorial aspirant Patrick Ntutu and former Narok North Legistlator the late William Ntimama daughter Lydia Ntimama and ten Members of County Assembly decamped from Jubilee to join CCM.
Moi warned Jubilee against plotting to manipulate elections, alleging they rigged the Senatorial Kericho by election where KANU candidate Paul Sang lost to Jubilee’s Aaron Cheruiyot in the hotly contested race.
“Take care of your vote so that Jubilee does not steal it. They stole from us in Kericho and we do not want the same to happen here in Narok,” he warned.
Senator Moi’s sentiments were echoed by West Pokot Senator Prof. John Lonyangapuo, Rongai legislator Raymond Moi and the Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat.
Governor Isaac Ruto criticized Jubillee for failing to deliver on health, education, and infrastructure, including support for the growth of the agriculture sector.
He also took the opportunity to drum-up support for Ntutu for the gubernatorial seat saying he has what it takes to deliver development.
Nevertheless, the two candidates did not disclose their favourite presidential candidate as they chose to steer away from the debate and concentrate on other posts.
Ntutu who is also the Narok West MP will now be facing off with Jubilee’s Samuel Tunai, who is the incumbent and former ICT PS Joseph Tiampati ole Musuni.