I will concede defeat if DP Ruto beats me in State House race — Gideon Moi

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Gideon Moi at a past function. He says he will have no problem conceding defeat in 2022 if he loses. [Photo/Moi, Facebook]

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi says he will have no problem conceding defeat to 2022 presidential race winner, be it his rival Dr William Ruto.

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The two are embroiled in a tussle over Rift Valley votes despite efforts by Kalenjin elders to unite them. They have often traded barbs over 2022 race in public functions.

At Ruto’s Sugoi backyard on Saturday, Moi however, said he will not rush into early campaigns, adding that he will hit campaign trail at the right time.

“It is unfortunate that some leaders have started campaigns yet 2022 is still far. The top seat belongs to the people of Kenya and they will make a wise decision when the right time comes. I will accept defeat if Kenyans chose another leader,” he said.

The KANU leader said he’s more concerned about preaching unity and supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Building Bridges Initiative.

“We should all unite as leaders to leave a peaceful and a united country for our children. We want to build a nation that the young generation will be proud of in future,” Gideon said, 

Last week, DP Ruto suffered a major blow after businessman Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki joined CCM party over claims that the latter’s handlers were mistreating him.

“These are the people who have held the DP’s office hostage. When someone, including old women, want to see the DP he demands Sh50,000. Where do you expect a poor mother to get Sh50,000? This man is a tax collector,” said an agitated Mr Kiprop.

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