Wednesday May 27, 2020 – Elders from the Kalenjin community have come out to express their dissatisfaction with the current state of political affairs in the Rift Valley region.
The elders expressed frustration that the community risks not clinching the presidency in 2022 due to the battle for control of Rift Valley votes between Deputy President William Ruto and Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi.
According to reports, the elders admitted that their efforts to reconcile the two leaders from the region had proven futile due to their high-handedness.
Myoot Council of Elders chairman, John Seii, said the elders’ attempts to meet the two leaders in a bid to unite them had not been successful.
“Both are our sons, but [they] have not listened to us.”
“We have sought appointments through their personal aides and even approached them in public forums, but these have proved futile,” said Seii.
The elders said that their efforts to unite the two leaders had been hampered greatly by politicians from the region who have often engaged in verbal attacks that do not add value to their unity calls.
According to them, approaching the 2022 presidency with two candidates from the region could be detrimental to them because they will easily lose.
“Our objective is unity of the Kalenjin community ahead of the 2022 General Elections.”
“It will guarantee better bargaining power even if one of our own does not succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Seii said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST