Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has finally addressed chaos witnessed in Nandi County on Saturday as he tried accessing the home of Christopher Koyogi; the dethroned vice-chairman of Talai Council of Elders.
The Kanu Party Leader was on his way to the meeting only to be blocked by rowdy youth who forced him to make a U-turn.
The youth reported to be supporters of Deputy President William Ruto claimed that Senator Moi and the Elder were going against Nandi traditions on the coronation of elders.
Reacting to the incident, Senator Moi’s office issued a statement condemning the chaos terming it an act of cowardice from the Senator’s political rivals in the Rift Valley region.
Gideon Moi further noted that he is keen to build his grassroots support, adding that no amount of intimidation will slow him down.
"We view this as an act of cowardice by well-known political detractors whose main pre-occupation has always been desperate attempts to curtail the ever-growing influence of other leaders in the region and to suppress the democratic space for their own selfish interest.
“We wish to take this opportunity to commend the innocent youth, some of whom have confessed as having been hired to cause mayhem, for the civil manner they conducted themselves despite being incited to act in the contrary… I wish to reaffirm that this is just the beginning of the series of activities the Senator has embarked on to reach out to the people of Kenya and neither violence nor intimidation will stop him,” the statement read in part.