Joho makes good threat to work with DP Ruto’s ‘enemies’ by visiting Mzee Moi’s home – PHOTOS
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho seems to have made good his threat to work with Deputy President’s William Ruto’s political ‘enemies’ following his visit to retired President Daniel Moi at his Kabarak home on Saturday.
Just last month, Joho hit out at Ruto’s leadership credentials and promised to work with like-minded people to block the DP’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
“You should resist corruption and corrupt leaders. Let’s be careful to ensure our lives are in safe hands. Only leaders who value humanity will improve people’s lives,” said Joho at the time.
“Say what you want and do what you want, but politics is a game. We will deal with you (Ruto) by working with your opponents. Let us not blame one another. Let’s see what will happen come 2022,” he went on in remarks clearly directed at the DP.
But on Saturday, Joho said his visit to Kabarak was in the spirit of building bridges and fostering unity in the country. He also thanked the retired president’s son Senator Gideon Moi for his hospitality.
“In the spirit of Building bridges and fostering unity, I was today honored to sit down with former President Daniel T. Moi at his home in Kabarak. I was fortunate to hear his wisdom on some national issues and thanked him for his time at the helm of this country,” Joho said in a statement.
The Baringo Senator was present during the meeting, which was also attended by a team of coastal politicians including MPs Omar Mwinyi (Changamwe), Mishi Mboko (Likoni) and Teddy Mwambire (Ganze).
Also present were Busia Woman Representative Florence Mutua and Kanu party secretary general Nick Salat.
Joho’s visit to Kabarak comes at a time Ruto has repeatedly snubbed him during visits to the Coast and instead met the likes of Kilifi governor Amason Kingi.
Besides Joho, President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader are some of the prominent leaders who have visited former President Moi in recent times.
The DP was however denied access to meet Mzee Moi in early May, even after being kept waiting for hours at the retired president’s home in Kabarak.
On social media, Joho’s courtesy call on the retired president stirred up speculation among Kenyans.
The supposed meeting between former President Moi and Joho in Kabarak is merely just a meeting between Joho and Gideon…
— SoberKenyan (@KenyanSober) August 25, 2018
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi holding his 20th presidential campaign rally at his father’s sitting room in Kabarak. Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and former President Daniel Arap Moi were present. pic.twitter.com/pTH2BISAzM
— Atanasi (@AtanasAtanasi) August 25, 2018
There is NOTHING wrong with them meeting the man of wisdom. This country needs total healing and cleansing. I mean unity of purpose. Good move leaders #Kabarak is home of blessings. @HassanAliJoho is the man to watch. pic.twitter.com/bwi0FjwiwY
— Ekidor Japeth(Jefoh@ (@JapethEkidor) August 25, 2018