Uhuru visits Moi at Kabarak, holds meeting with Gideon


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday paid a courtesy call on retired President Daniel Moi at his Kabarak home in Nakuru County.

The visit comes barely two months after Deputy President William Ruto was blocked from meeting him.

Details of the closed-door meeting were scanty but a brief statement from Mzee Moi’s office indicated that President Kenyatta wished the retired President quick recovery from a recent surgery on his knee.

“Mzee Moi, on the other hand, thanked President Kenyatta for steering the country to the path of unity,” said a statement.

In attendance was Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, who is the Kanu chairman.

The President was on his way to the home of Lieutenant General Joseph Kasaon, for the funeral service of his wife, Mrs Sarah Kasaon, who succumbed to kidney failure.

The Kabarak meeting is likely to send tongues wagging after Mr Ruto was snubbed in May, an incident which did not go down well with his supporters who read a wider scheme to undermine him politically.

Mzee Moi’s office explained then that the retired President could not meet Mr Ruto as he was undergoing a routine physiotherapy session with his doctors for the entire duration of the visit.

“Deputy President William Ruto today visited the former President. Mr Ruto and his team were welcomed and had lunch at Mzee’s Kabarak home. “Unfortunately, this coincided with the time Mzee Moi was undergoing routine physical exercise with his doctors. Mzee Moi agreed to meet him at a convenient time another day in the very near future,” read the statement.

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