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Waiguru runs into Gideon Moi’s arms after being heckled in Ruto’s presence

Embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has sent what appears to be a thinly veiled message to Deputy President William Ruto by meeting Baringo Senator Gideon Moi on Saturday.

Waiguru’s meeting with Moi – who is Ruto’s perceived political enemy –  raises eyebrows coming just days after the Kerugoya debacle when she was heckled at a public function attended by the DP.

While Waiguru would later blame her public humiliation on Wangui Ngirici, the county’s Woman Representative, it has emerged that the two women leaders are competing for Ruto’s attention as the 2022 succession politics begins to take shape.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru shakes hands with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi when the two leaders met. PHOTO | COURTESY


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Tellingly, the Baringo Senator, who is said to be also eyeing the presidency in 2022, later shared on Facebook photos of his meeting with Waiguru saying the meeting signaled his entry into the 2022 race.

“With this, Kenya should expect a lot of political decency, sanity and decorum especially with the entry of Gideon Moi in the 2022 Race,” Moi’s post read in part.

Present in the meeting between the younger Moi and Waiguru was the Senator Moi’s wife Zahra.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi with the latter's wife wife Zahra. PHOTO | COURTESY
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi with the latter’s wife wife Zahra. PHOTO | COURTESY