Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has told DP William Ruto to support his 2022 presidential bid in a show of gratitude for his backing.
Gideon and Ruto both want to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta after his second term.
“I have supported the Jubilee government, Ruto being the Deputy President for two terms since 2013. It would be ungrateful of him to turn down my plea,” the Senator said on Sunday.
“Ruto arudishe mkono kwangu, ama namna gani (Ruto should return the favour)?
Gideon spoke at Full Gospel Church of Kenya in Tenges, Baringo central subcounty.
He added that the deal between Kanu and Jubilee will be unbreakable until 2022 when a new regime will be formed.
The Senator said he supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to deploy KDF troops to deal with armed bandits in the region.
Gideon asked residents and leaders to refrain from issuing inciting remarks that may increase attacks.
He asked the government to move with haste to compensate victims of the banditry.
But at a separate function in Eldama Ravine, Ruto asked residents to vote for Jubilee aspirants in this year’s election.
“I am begging you…do not let me down; we need to vote in a block as Rift Valley,” he said.
The DP was accompanied by Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi, woman representative Grace Kiptui, Water CS Eugene Wamalwa and PS Fred Segor.
Others were MPs Moses Lessonet (Eldama Ravine), Hellen Sambili (Mogotio), and Jackson Kiptanui (Keiyo South).