Kanu chairman and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi yesterday intensified his senatorial campaigns in the county.
Gideon, who was accompanied by Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony, Baringo Central MP candidate on a Kanu ticket John Boiwo and Baringo County Chamber of Commerce chairperson Elisha Kiplagat, addressed locals at Tenges, Ochi, Kapkelelwa, Cheplambus, Kasitet, and Kiboino areas
Gideon, who is seeking to defend his seat for the third time, said a win for him is a win for the people of Baringo and the Tugen community.
He called on the locals to make wise decisions and not to fall prey to political brokers.
“Let no one decide for you. The Senate seat is your investment. It is the one that will ensure your children’s get jobs, and push to have more development projects in the area,” Gideon said.
The senator urged the locals to ensure they protect their own in the coming elections and not to be swayed by the political waves.
He exuded confidence that he will form part of the next government and that Baringo residents stand to benefit. He urged the people to be wise and read the signs and align themselves.
“Align yourselves lest you sink into oblivion. Let no one lie to you to abandon and or kill your own. I know I’ll be in government and I will do wonders here,” he said.
He promised to use his networks to ensure more youths get employed, more roads are constructed, and the challenges in the health sector are addressed. He reiterated that in the past one year Baringo had benefited from Sh7.8 billion roads projects and had more than 100 youths employed.
“It’s important to uplift the lives of the residents. I’ll use my own networks to continue assisting my people,” he said.
Gideon told the crowd it is the responsibility of a leader to fulfill their needs noting that the issues of water, education and employment will be addressed. Chepkwony said the senator is their investment and they will do all they can to defend him.
“He is our investment and I call upon you to rally behind him. Vote for him as he is the only one we have,” he said.
Boiwo, besides drumming support for the senator, called on the residents to also back his bid for MP.
He said he will act as a link between the people and the senator and assist in coordinating various projects in the area. Kiplagat vouched for Gideon’s candidacy saying the Baringo chamber of commerce support him.
He noted that Gideon’s good relationship with the government has earned Baringo residents a fortune.
“He is a ray of hope for the people of Baringo, we support him as his win is a win for the people of Baringo,” he said.
The locals urged him to stay strong and follow in his father’s footsteps and vowed to vote for him. Gideon they said is their undisputed leader.
“We are with you. We sent you to the senate and we know you have been fighting for us,” said Henry Korir.
Allan Kiptum called on him to ensure the county gets an institution of higher learning.