Wealthy Mount Kenya businessmen have joined forces with influential politicians connected to the top echelons of power in a scheme to ensure Baringo senator Gideon Moi succeeds President Uhuru Kenyatta, according to an exclusive by The Star.
As part of the high stakes plot to scuttle Deputy President William Ruto’s ambition, some Jubilee MPs, mostly from Rift Valley, have begun warming up to the Baringo senator.
The team strategising how to re-arrange the succession and switch the central Kenya vote from the DP reportedly comprises of two principal secretaries, a former governor, a sitting governor and a member of an influential political family.
The Uhuru and Ruto pact formed in 2013 had stipulated 2 terms for Uhuru and Ruto in succession with Uhuru pitching the central voters to support the son of Sugoi.
But political happenings have made the deal now null and void and succession plans for Uhuru's camp in Jubilee have clearly distanced Ruto from their plans.
While Gideon is yet to make formal his quest for Presidency in 2022, behind the scenes happenings have shown to all and sundry that Ruto has already been sidelined.