Gideon Moi receiving top dignitaries ignites 2022 succession debate
The perceived prominent role played by Gideon Moi on presidential inauguration day has seen eyebrows raised by Kenyans on social media who question whether the 2022 succession race is underway.
Photos of the Baringo Senator receiving dignitaries, among them Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and Salva Kiir of South Sudan, set to grace the November 28 presidential inauguration have seen Kenyans take to Twitter with notions that a succession game could already be in play even before Uhuru Kenyatta begins his second term in office.
Kenyans have questioned whether Gideon,who is son to former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, is playing a political strategy that could see him in line to succeed President Kenyatta, who is serving his final term in office.
Can we really ignore the prominent role Gideon Moi is playing in this #InaugurationKe. Welcoming heads of state, private audiences etc. This second and final term of @UKenyatta will be more intriguing moreso towards the end.
— Snr. Chief Nyang'au (@Vidole_Baridi) November 28, 2017
The tweets by Kenyans also pit Moi against Deputy President William Ruto, with some saying that the Baringo Senator is lining up to budge Kenyatta’s second in command from ascending to the seat in 2022.
— Robert Magori (@robertmagori) November 28, 2017
The photos in question see Moi receiving presidents of Kenya’s neighbouring countries, such as Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
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