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Mudavadi visits Ruto’s home turf, asks Kalenjins to back him in 2022

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Musalia Mudavadi welcomed by elders in Keiyo South on December 2, 2018. /MATHEWS NDANYI

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday toured North Rift region and asked the Kalenjin community to back him in 2022 Presidential race.

He attended two church events where and said he is in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“I and my Luhya community stood behind retired President Daniel Moi. The Kalenjin community should thus back my bid as a way of returning the favour,” Musalia said.

Mudavadi was speaking at Nyaru trading centre where he presided over a funds drive in aid of Full Gospel Church of Kenya in Elgeyo Marakwet.

The ANC leader and his entourage surprised worshippers at AIC Sitotwo in the same county where they arrived unannounced and participated in another fundraising for the church choir.

“As we were flying past this area we saw tents and knew some good Kenyans should be praising God here. We decided to come and join you people,” said Mudavadi.

Mudavadi met with Kalenjin elders and professionals including teachers.

He said he would make more visits to the region and other parts of the country to sell his agenda.

“Under my leadership, no community will be discriminated against when it comes to sharing of the national cake,” Mudavadi said.

The ANC leader said he was ready and very able to lead the country to greater heights.

He asked his competitors to preach peace and unity among Kenyans.

“As leaders, we should avoid anything or utterances that can trigger tribal animosity”, said Mudavadi.

MPs Daniel Rono ( Keiyo South), Alfred Agoi ( Sabatia), Titus Khamala ( Lurambi ) and Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich accompanied Mudavadi.

Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono, however, said Deputy President William Ruto was near the top seat and deserved to succeed the President.

“DP Ruto is just a heartbeat away from the top seat and Mudavadi can be his running mate,” said Rono.

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