BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH MAY,2022-Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi will defend his Baringo Senate seat in the August 9 elections, the Nation can now reveal. Party Secretary-General Nick Salat said the independence party submitted Mr Moi’s name to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to seek a third term in the Senate.
“Yes, chairman’s name was submitted to the IEBC by the party to go for the Senate seat in the August General Election. The party’s election board forwarded the name but I do not know if it was his will or not, but his name was submitted,” said Mr Salat.
The Baringo senator, who backs Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga for president, has kept his cards close to his chest for a long time, having at one point harboured presidential ambitions.
Under One Kenya Alliance (OKA), Senator Moi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress boss Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula had said they would pick one out of them to contest the presidency. However, OKA quickly crumbled as Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula joined Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance, and Mr Musyoka and Mr Moi threw their lot in with Mr Odinga.