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Kamket drums support for Senator Moi’s 2022 presidency

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who is on his second term in the Senate will contest for presidency in the 2022 general elections, Tiaty Member of Parliament (MP) William Kamket has said.

Kamket asked all residents from Kalenjin speaking counties led by those in Baringo and neighbouring Elgeiyo Marakwet counties to solidly rally behind Senator Moi whom he described as a person of high integrity with enough muscle to lead Kenyans after President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kamket who was speaking at Sironoi village in Kiboino location of Baringo Central during an engagement ceremony hit out at Deputy President Dr. William Ruto whom he said he was bothered with Senator Moi 2022 presidential bid saying presidency was not a preserve for an individual.

“Some politicians are making Kenyans to believe that presidency is a preserve for an individual and therefore those thinking along such lines are doomed,” said Kamket.

The Tiaty MP condemned residents of Nandi County for ejecting Senator Moi during an event by Talai elders at Kapsisiywo village on Saturday and stated that being second in command after the president is not a guarantee for a win in presidential contest and therefore anyone has a chance to clinch to the country’s highly coveted political seat.

Kamket noted that during the time when second president of Kenya the late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi was in power for 24 years, the second leading employer to residents of Baringo outside the government was Mzee Moi.

“If you have a neighbour or a friend or anybody near you and he has expressed interest for presidential seat, don’t even have a second thought, quickly give your support because there is sweetness and many benefits to be in power,” said Kamket.

Besides politics, Kamket touched on the insecurity menace resulting from cattle rustling and banditry in the county saying he would support the government to ensure that no one would relent in the fight against the retrogressive cultural practice that has now been taken over by a clique of criminals.

He discouraged people from branding the entire Pokot community as cattle rustlers saying those engaging in the vice were criminals like any other found in every society.

County Woman Representative Gladwell Tungo Cheruiyot and Kabarnet Ward MCA Ernest Kibet vowed to support Senator Moi who is the KANU national chairman in his 2022 presidential bid and lauded Kamket for the measures his administration has taken to reduce incidences of cattle rustling.

Cheruiyot asked those affected by cattle rustling and banditry to stop accusing Kamket whom she said was doing a lot to restore peace especially in the border areas inhabited by Tugen, Ilchamus, Marakwet, Turkana and Samburu communities.

By Vincent Miningwo/Christopher Kiprop

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