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KANU Pledges to Engage Other Parties as Delegates Endorse Gideon Moi for Presidency

Gideon Moi

KANU delegates on Thursday unanimously endorsed party chairman Gideon Moi for the presidency in the General Election scheduled for August 9, 2022.

In the event held at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, more than 3,000 delegates further gave Gideon a go-ahead to form alliances with other parties with a view of winning the poll.

The proposal was moved by party Secretary General Nick Salat and endorsed by all the delegates attending the event.

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“Thus special delegates resolve as that Gideon Moi is hereby nominated as the Presidential candidate for the 2022 General,” Salat said.

KANU delegates at Bomas of Kenya [Photo/Courtesy]

Gideon Moi accepted the nomination saying he is up to the task to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The event was attended by the political elite including ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress, and a section of Jubilee lawmakers allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Kieleweke camp.

ODM Leader Raila Odinga at KANU National Delegates Conference held at Bomas of Kenya [Photo/Courtesy]

Gideon is a member of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) that is made up of Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula.

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The alliance is yet to settle on one candidate who will fly its flag in the 2022 presidential polls.

However, the leaders are said to be in talks with Raila for a possible partnership ahead of the polls, a scheme aimed at blocking Deputy President William Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party from ascending to power.

ODM leader Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi at Bomas

Gideon, the youngest son of late President Daniel Arap Moi, was in February this year endorsed by his family as their political heir.

Speaking during the burial of Moi, the former Head of State’s eldest son Raymond handed Gideon the late’s famous ‘Fimbo ya Nyanyo’ and asked him to fill their departed father’s political shoes.

Moi, who ruled Kenya for nearly three decades, died on February 4, 2020, of an unspecified illness.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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