The Kalenjin Council of Elders told Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to wait until 2032 for their blessings to join the run for the presidency.

According to the elders the community has already endorsed Deputy President William Ruto to run for the top job in the country in 2022.

"Ruto is number two in the pecking order and closer to power. Kenyans have also shown faith in him," the elders opined.

"Kenyans trusted him and that's why he campaigned alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta and garnered more votes," the added.

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Benjamin Kitur, the council’s chairman warned the community against fronting two of its best players, arguing they risk splitting the votes to the benefit of competition.

Last week, more than 50 Kalenjin elders who met at the Reformed Church of East Africa in Eldoret unanimously agreed and declared support for Dr Ruto in his quest for the presidency.

In January 2021, Senator Gideon Moi was on Friday morning installed as a Kalenjin elder by Talai elders.

He is yet to declare his intentions to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 but the coronation was seen as an indication that he might go for the top seat.