Ruto, Gideon Moi’s Supremacy Battles Set Twitter on Fire

Just a few days after Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was reportedly appointed to lead the popularisation of the BBI drive in the Rift Vally region, the supremacy battle between him and the Deputy President William Ruto seems to have intensified.

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Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi. Photo/File

Discomfort in deputy president’s camp is said to have started shortly after President Uhuru Kenyatta isolated Ruto together with his brigade from the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) campaigns in the North Rift.

This was after Uhuru picked one of Gideon Moi’s close ally, Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos to lead the popularisation of the drive in the region.

The appointment of Tolgos came after the president met him together with other governors at State House in Mombasa last week.

The surprise move to appoint Mr Tolgos, a deemed opponent of William Ruto and an ally of Kanu supremo Gideon Moi, seems to have rattled Jubilee Party bigwigs in the region.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has already come out to deny any awareness of Mr Tolgos being appointed to spearhead the campaign.

“We are not aware of any other BBI meetings in the Rift Valley. If Tolgos has been appointed to lead another team, then they are welcome to join us or to share with us their programmes,” stated Mr Murkomen recently when contacted by Nation Newspaper.

And in what could prove to be a tough battle between the two factions to control the rich Rift Valley vote ahead of 2022, their vicious encounters appear to have taken a new dimension after Kenyans, on Tuesday morning took to the Twitter to express their thoughts.

Many users took issues with the son of the second president of Kenya saying he was too soft, lazy and was unable to lead the Rift Valley region unlike William Ruto, who was aggressive and always a performer.


Even as many poke holes into Gideon Moi’s leadership, a good number of the users held a different opinion.

According to them, Gideon Moi was a focussed and clean leader who has never been mentioned in any graft case, unlike Deputy President William Ruto.

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