President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday called on former President Daniel Moi at his home in Kabarak.
Uhuru was on his way to the burial ceremony of the late Mrs. Sarah Jerop Kasaon, a wife to former Vice Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces Lt. Gen (Rtd) Joseph Kasaon.
Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is a former Kenyan politician who served as the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002.
Moi’s son who is also the Baringo Senator Gideon was also present. On May 4, Deputy President Ruto’s attempt to visit Moi at his Kabarak home hit a snag, reports The Star Kenya.
Ruto was informed that the former head of state was undergoing a routine physiotherapy session with his doctors, forcing him to return to Nairobi.
On April 14, NASA leader Raila Odinga visited Moi in Kabarak and was warmly welcomed, photos were taken and Gideon was present.
That friendly meeting was interpreted as an endorsement of the former PM’s role in the famous handshake between Raila and Uhuru, at the very least.
Ruto has been at loggerheads with Moi since the 90s when the DP is reported to have slapped Moi’s relative William Chesire in State House in 2006 as the two battled for the Kanu nomination for the Eldoret North MP seat.
Ruto defied Moi’s request to step down for Chesire, and won, according to The Star.
Raila meets Burundi VP
On the same day, opposition leader Raila Odinga was meeting H.E Gaston Sindimwo, the 1st Vice President of the Republic of Burundi.
“I met with H.E Gaston Sindimwo, the 1st Vice President of the Republic of Burundi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport this evening,” Raila said without divulging details of the discussion.
Earlier, Raila received the family of the late Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa who paid him a courtesy call at Capital Hill sq.
He had also separately hosted South Africa’s High Commissioner to Kenya Koleka Anita Mqulwana and Former MP Zakayo Cheruiyot at Capital Hill sq.
“We discussed issues of national and regional interest,” he said.