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Kenya: Will Gideon Moi be the compromise candidate for One Kenya Alliance ?

By Victor Abuso

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Posted on August 6, 2021 05:36

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Has Gideon Moi’s political moment come?REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Gideon Moi is being courted by all sides as the horse-trading to succeed President Kenyatta heats up. The son of former president Daniel Arap Moi, and one of the few candidates who can peel votes away from the political juggernaut that is Deputy President William Ruto, Moi hopes to play a key role.

Kenya’s opposition leaders are yet to settle on who will vie for presidency to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, ahead of the planned 9 August 2022 general election.

A tier of ‘middle-weight’ opposition figures such as Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula have recently formed the One Kenya Alliance coalition.

Deputy President William Ruto, currently the man to beat given his multi-year work cementing political alliances across Kenya, has indicated  that he will fly the ticket of the new  United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

Veteran opposition chief Raila Odinga from the Orange Democratic Movement, has not yet made a declaration, but all indications show he will be on the ballot.

Gideon Moi is the latest politician to announce his bid. “I do not want to state the obvious, it is in the public domain that I will be on the presidential ballot,” he told his supporters at

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