The influence of Baringo senator Gideon Moi in the coming presidential elections is a fact that should never be taken for granted.
Even though he is yet to register publicly his interest to clinch the country's top seat in 2022, the son to the former president Daniel Moi actually speculated to be Uhuru's preferred candidate to succeed him in 2022.
The formation of One Kenya Alliance (OKA) that brought together Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Gideon Moi is alleged to be one of the many ways the president might be applying to make Gideon politically stronger ahead of the next general elections.
If the alliance makes it to the general elections, it likely that Gideon will be its flag bearer and this will be a great advantage to him.
Few months ago, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party threatened to pull out of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) claiming that it was being used by some goverment officials to prepare Gideon Moi to take over from president Uhuru Kenyatta.It is obvious, every presidential candidate who has a support of a sitting president has a great advantage.
The Uhuru-Gideon political bromance has been giving Raila's team very hard team time since most of them believed that Uhuru will actually support Raila for the top seat due to the handshake they had in March 2018.
On the other hand, Ruto's team is also having sleepless nights. Both Ruto and Gideon are from Rift Valley region and have been on competition on who is actually the political kingpin of the region.
This would mean that whoever wins the presidency between the deputy president William Ruto and senator Gideon Moi will actually be regarded as the region's political kingpin.
As the deputy president, William Ruto will make extra effort to ensure he defeats Gideon even if he gets the support of president Uhuru Kenyatta.
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