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Salat insists Gideon will be on the ballot in 2022 polls

This is despite expectations that the Kanu chairman will back Raila for the presidential seat.

CORRESPONDENT Kanu secretary-general Nick Salat and Senator Gideon Moi address residents in Kericho town on Saturday.
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In Summary
  • He told journalists at a Kericho hotel that the Kanu chairman is a symbol of peace capable of restoring peace and stability in the country.
  • Gideon urged the Kalenjin community to vote as a block to support his presidential bid. 

Kanu secretary-general Nick Salat on Monday said Kanu chairman Gideon Moi will be on the ballot as a presidential candidate in the 2022 General Election.

This was despite expectations that Gideon would back ODM chief Raila Odinga for the seat.

Salat urged young people in the Rift Valley to back Gideon in next year's election.

He said Kenya needs a president who will restore peace and revive the ailing economy instead of unleashing violence once defeated.

He told journalists at a Kericho hotel that Gideon is a symbol of peace capable of restoring peace and stability in the country.

“We have some presidential candidates who have shown interest in the top seat, but it's only Gideon who will guarantee Kenyans a stable nation after the next election,” Salat said.

Last Saturday, Gideon told the Kalenjin community to vote as a block to support his presidential bid.  

He said in order for the community to be accommodated in the next government, they have no choice but to support a presidential candidate who will stimulate economic growth.

The Baringo senator said the Kalenjin community had not been in the opposition since time immemorial and cannot afford to be tossed into that position after the next general election.

He spoke during the burial ceremony of the Peter Kipsang Kemei at Brook market in Ainamoi constituency in Kericho county.

Gideon was accompanied by South Rift Kanu coordinator Paul Sang and former assistant minister Magerer Langat.