This Is What You Need To Know About The Talai Elders Of The Rift Valley
By wasalie | self meida writer
Published 19 days ago - 0 views
Cultural leaders are a progressive force when it comes to influencing societies political choices to serve their community interests. The traditional leaders across Kenya have now joined active politics through appointing kingpins to represent their communities at a national level.
The Talai elders endorsed the late president Daniel Moi in 1975 and the deputy president William Ruto in 2013 to carry the community Mantle
The Talai clan of the Kalenjin community is one of the strongest and influential group of elders in the whole of rift valley. They include, the Talai of the Kipsigs, Marakwet, Nandi and the Tugen subtribes that form the Kalenjin group.
Every electioneering period , the Talai elders are responsible for appointing a kingpin to take the mantle of the Kalenjin tribe at the National level to consolidate tribal interests. In the last two election the deputy president was appointed the Kalenjin kingpin where he has served for 8 years now.
Last months the Talai elders endorsed the senator of Baringo county Gideon Moi who is the youngest son of president Moi who served the country for 24 years.
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