During his father’s burial, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was presented with a ‘rungu’ by his elder brother Raymond Moi as as a symbol he was now the family’s political heir.
On Sunday, March 1, over 100 religious leaders mainly drawn from Baringo county blessed the baton which was presented to Raymond by Kalenjin elders.
This happened during the beginning of the 40 days of mourning former President Daniel Moi by the KANU party.
The religious leaders also prayed for the late president’s family where Gideon took the chance to ask for prayers concerning his 2022 presidential ambitions and his father’s soul.
He also promised to work closely with religious leaders just like his father did.
Tiaty Member of Parliament and a close ally of Gideon Moi William Kamket said that thousands of friends are expected to join the family on Wednesday and Thursday this week for the mourning.
“The prayer meeting was attended by more than 100 religious leaders from Muslim, Christian, and Hindu faiths to bless the rungu that was handed over to our party leader,” said Kamket as quoted by Nation.
“From Wednesday and Thursday we expect a huge number of visitors at Kabarak to join KANU and Mzee Moi family,” he added.
During the burial of Moi, KANU party secretary- general Nick Salat had disclosed that the party will mourn Moi for 40 days. However, Salat was not seen in Sunday’s function.
Mzee Moi, the second president of Kenya, died on February 4 at and was buried at his Kabarak home on February 12.
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