ODM Party leader Raila Odinga would not leave the podium at Kabarak University grounds without mentioning the intrigues of the forthcoming 2022 polls.
Raila and Ruto rivalry would be evident when he rose to speak at the funeral service and would not acknowledge the presence of the Deputy President in the protocol order. The DP equally would not acknowledge Raila when he rose to give his tribute before welcoming President Kenyatta.
Raila faulted those feeling his family and that of Moi and Kenyatta had politically held the country hostage and that it is time they leave the politics top stage.
The former premier in what seemed to have been a direct swipe to the Deputy President refuted the created notion and put it clear that any citizen regardless of their setting got the right to run for any political post.
“No one should tell us Moi is a dynasty yet he came from a poor background. he inherited nothing. He came from poverty. You can’t say he is a dynasty. Gideon Moi has a right to vie for any seat. He is not a dynasty,” Raila intimated.
In his address, the Deputy President Hon. William Ruto was witty enough not to touch on the 2022 politics only focusing on eulogizing Mzee Moi whom he lauded for being his worthy political father.
Moi’s now eldest son Raymond was conferred as the chief of the family in the time that Moi will not be around. He, in turn, presented the political baton to Senator Gideon Moi who many felt had fairly succeeded in trying to fit into his father’s political boots.
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