Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has dismissed claims that Rift Valley was Deputy President William Ruto’s political bedroom and blasted individuals threatening other communities.
Speaking in Kieni, Nyeri County, Moi said Rift Valley was not a political bedroom of any particular person and urged all Kenyans to feel free to live and invest in Rift Valley without any fear.
He said there are aware of individuals who are threatening other communities to vote in a particular manner in the next general elections – warning that such threats and intimidation will not unpunished.
Moi said time for threatening voters has since been overtaken by time and that every Kenyan residing in any part of the country was free to vote the way they want without intimidation and fear mongering.
“As leaders, we must resist the urge to perpetuate the politics of incitement, intimidation and threats against those we do not share the same political views. We are a country governed by the rule of law; rooted in the plurality of ideas; and submits to God,” he said.
Moi added that the Church has a sacred role to provide spiritual guidance and lead our country in the path of peace and stability.
He took the opportunity to campaign for One Kenya Alliance describing it as a movement of ideas aimed at looking at various opportunities that can make Kenya a more prosperous nation.
Moi was in Chaka Township during a Church harambee and was accompanied by area MP Kanini Kega, Nyeri County governor Kahiga Mutahi and a host of other leaders.
He called on people from Mt Kenya region to respect President Uhuru Kenyatta saying the Head of State had a big responsibility to developing the entire country.
Moi said Kenyans should give Uhuru a chance to complete his term in peace and they will have a chance to choose their next president when the general elections are called.
Kanini said who praised the President for the rapid development the country is undergoing said Uhuru will be visiting Chaka in the next few weeks to open the Chaka Modern Market.