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I'm ready to show you political direction, Gideon tells Baringo

By Julius Chepkwony | July 4th 2021

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi (right) with Michael Bomett during the burial of Len Bomett in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County on July 3, 2021. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi yesterday called on allies of Deputy President William Ruto to read the mood of the country and join him in forming the next government.

Responding to a plea by a Baringo MCA, who asked the Kanu chairman to show them (the community) the political direction they would take ahead of next year’s elections, Gideon said he was ready to offer leadership and give them the right direction.

He warned them that they risk being consigned to the opposition after the General Election if they continue following some leaders blindly.

“We need to be in government, we cannot afford to be in opposition. Wherever I am we are headed in the right direction,” Gideon said.

The senator was addressing mourners at the funeral of Maj (Rtd) Len Bomet in Eldama Ravine.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi (right) with his uncle Michael Bomett (second right) and Eunice Moi (second left) during the burial of Len Bomett in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County on July 3, 2021. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Lembus-Kwen MCA Lawi Kipchumba said since the wrangles in Jubilee began they had lost political direction. He urged the senator to reach out to President Uhuru Kenyatta on their behalf.

“I’m asking the senator that when he meets President Uhuru Kenyatta, he should tell him we have had many problems. We have lost network in the current government,” said the MCA.

Gideon responded: “If you have lost direction, I am there, I have the right political connection. You just look for me and I will show you the way.”

The MCA also said residents were suffering since the government banned cultivation in forests and imposed a moratorium on forest products.

Political trend

Gideon urged the residents to study, watch and listen to the political trend in the country, adding that he would not wish to see them in the opposition.

He said he was strategising with other political leaders and assured them things would work out.

Gideon is working with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula under the One Kenya Alliance (OKA).

They enjoy the backing of President Kenyatta who also works with the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga under the Handshake.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi lays a wreath at the grave of Len Bomett in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

OKA has held a series of meetings to harmonise the coalition and agree on how to pick a presidential candidate for the next year's August elections.

The late Bomett was the son of the late Lt Col Nicholas Kiptoo Bomett and Peninah Nadupoi Bomett. He left behind three children.

He was commissioned into the military on November 30, 1995, and was posted to Lang’ata Barracks and through the ranks.

He served two tours as part of a UN mission in Sierra Leone. He left the military in 2018.

Bomett fell sick in May and was admitted at a hospital in Nairobi where he died.

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