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Gideon Moi dismisses Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid

By Silah Koskei | Updated Mon, July 11th 2016 at 13:02 GMT +3

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has dismissed Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential bid as unrealistic. Mr Moi said Kenyans should demand quality services from Jubilee instead of being engaged in talk over the 2022 polls.

"He should stop telling us to rally behind him in the 2022 elections. What Kenyans want now is better services. Let him improve the lives of the citizens instead of telling them to believe in his farfetched dreams," he said.

He added: "You cannot keep telling Kenyans to be patient. Let us not talk about 2022 because no one knows about that," said the senator who spoke at St John Catholic Church Kapyego in Marakwet East Constituency, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

He also dismissed claims that Kanu had joined the Raila Odinga-led CORD coalition, insisting the party will go it alone in next year's elections.

Mr Moi who is also the independent party's chairman said: "Kanu has not merged with CORD or any other party. We have huge backing across the country and we are ready to compete with other parties."

He said they only worked with CORD because they also want the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commissioners removed from office over credibility concerns.