Gideon Moi: Murkomen has failed, am ready to offer leadership in the Senate

Gideon Moi says he is ready to replace Murkomen
Gideon Moi with Kipchumba Murkomen

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has said he is ready to take the position of Senate Majority leader if offered by President Uhuru Kenyatta saying it will be a pleasure to serve the President and help him deliver on the Big 4 Agenda. The Senator confirmed that indeed he had be approached by Uhuru Kenyatta but noted that talks were at an advanced stage.
“It’s true we’ve discussed about it with my brother Uhuru Kenyatta and talks are at an advance stage. If the President feels am the right person to drive his agenda in the Senate, then am ready and up to the task”, he said
The Senator accused Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen of abdicating his responsibility as the Senate Majority leader. Moi who came shy of blaming Murkomen for the many failed Jubilee projects said Parliamentary leadership requires someone who is in sync with Uhuru’s trans-formative agenda.
“When you are given the privilege to serve the government but you go around bashing the same government, then you don’t deserve that opportunity”, he added. The senate cited the existing collaboration framework between Jubilee and Kanu saying that the cockerel party is in government and as such he can qualify to be the majority leader as per the standing orders.
Gideon Moi’s sentiments comes hours after it was widely reported that Uhuru Kenyatta is planning sweeping changes in Parliament. Others targeted in the purge are Majority leader Aden Duale, Senate minority whip Susan Kihika and a number of committee leaders allied to DP William Ruto both in Parliament and Senate.
With less that 3 years to the general elections, Kenyatta is running shot of time to salvage his legacy. The Head of State has often blamed politicians for politicking instead of delivering on their mandate. However the President has been tolerant of political activities by pro-handshake and BBI team. Tomorrow the pro-BBI brigade will be in Bukhungu stadium in an event Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are expected to attend, according to the event organizer Francis Atwoli. The President however has not been in any political rally since the 2017 general election and his presence tomorrow, if any, will be interpreted as his public support for the referendum

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