Baringo County Woman Representative Gladwel Cheruiyot has asked Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to come out openly and work on improving his political stature and have a say in the Rift Valley politics.
This comes barely a week after the senator was handed over a baton resembling the one that was used by his late father Daniel Toroitich arap Moi by his family where he was formally endorsed as the late president’s political heir.
According to the Baringo Woman Representative who has promised to partner with Baringo senator Gideon Moi to strengthen Kenya African National Union (KANU) party, she said the move to hand Gideon the baton is a sign that he has powers to seek political support from other leaders in the Rift Valley Region.
Cheruiyot who was elected on a KANU ticket in 2017 has also vowed to work with senator Moi in his bid to enhance the party ahead of 2022 general elections.
“I will support Gideon’s leadership. It is now his time to use the baton he was given during former president burial since the baton is a sign that his political star will be bright moving ahead since he reflects the image of his late father” Gladwel said.
The passing on of the baton to Gideon Moi has drawn mixed reactions among leaders and a section of Kenyans. The move has widened the gap between Gideon and Deputy President William Ruto’s supporters.