(KDRTV) – Deputy President William Ruto has not been invited to late former President Daniel Arap Moi’s Anniversary, set to take place in Kabarak.
The Moi family will hold a ceremony to celebrate one year since Kenya’s longest serving President passed away on February 4, 2019.
It is exactly a year since Kenya lost its 2nd Head of State & the longest-serving, Retired President Daniel Moi.
May his soul continue Resting In Peace. pic.twitter.com/uFyNFwVdCR
— Mwaniki Kariuki. (@MwanikiKariukiJ) February 4, 2021
According to sources, President Uhuru Kenyatta is likely to lead the commemoration ceremony for his political mentor.
Several high profile politicians, among them Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi have confirmed attendance.
However, the DP’s office said the second in command was not even aware of such an event.
The DP’s spokesman Emmanuel Tallam revealed that he will be in Kwale County to commission some CDF projects in Lunga Lunga Constituency.
“The DP has not received any invitation. You know those are private functions the DP is never invited to. We will be in Kwale,” Tallam told journalists.
KANU Secretary General Nick Salat said that it will be a private function, with a few select dignitaries expected to attend.
Snubbing Ruto further heightens the political animosity between the DP and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi. The two are in a fierce battle to control the rich Rift Valley voting bloc.
Gideon blocked Ruto from seeing the late Mzee Moi when he was alive. The DP didn’t see Moi’s body at Lee Funeral Home when he passed away last year.