Gideon Moi Biography
Gideon Moi was born in 1964 and is a Kenyan politician. He is the youngest son of Kenya’s second president, Daniel Arap Moi, and Lena Moi.
Gideon is the current Senator of Baringo County having been elected with a landslide win of over 80% trouncing his opponent Rev Jackson Kosgei. He is also the Chairman of Independence Party the Kenya Africa National Union. He is preceded as Party Chairman by Presidents Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel arap Moi and the current President, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Gideon Moi Family and Children
Gideon is the youngest son of Lena Moi and has three children Kimoi, Kigen, and Lulu. He has played Polo for Gilgil-based Manyatta club.
Gideon Moi Wife – Zahra Moi
Gideon Moi is married to Zahra Moi and has three children. Zahra Moi is a Muslim despite Gideon being Christian.
Gideon Moi Networth|Wealth
Gideon Moi is among the top 15 richest people in Kenya. His net worth is approximated to more than 118 million.
Gideon Moi Education Background
Gideon Moi primary school education was at the elite Kenton College Preparatory School. He was one of 24 students enrolled to attend Strathmore College when it opened its doors to secondary school students in 1977. He would remain there from 1977 to 1980. After his father’s ascension to power in August 1978, following the death of President Jomo Kenyatta, Gideon became a disengaged student. Despite Gideons’s poor grades, his father (President Moi) used his influence and Gideon was allowed to attend St. Mary’s School, Nairobi from 1981 to 1982 alongside his lifelong friend, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Gideon then embarked on a career in business where with his father’s help he was quite successful.
Gideon Moi Political Career
After his father retired from politics in 2002, Gideon ran for Baringo Central Constituency which had been previously held by his father since 1955. He represented the people of Baringo Central for one term, 2002-2007. He also wields the most influence with his father who still has considerable clout in KANU party, the former ruling party in Kenya, of which Gideon is a member.
Gideon Moi Profile
Full name: Gideon Kipsiele Towett Moi
Born: 22nd October 1963
Secondary School (‘A’ Levels)
1981 – 1982 of St. Mary’s School, Nairobi, Kenya
Secondary School Student (‘O’ Levels)
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1977 – 1980 of Strathmore School, Kenya
(BA Economics) Stafford University, USA
1970 – 1976 of Kenton College Preparatory School
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MY END YEAR MESSAGE TO KENYANS As we come to the close of 2018, it is a moment to reflect the things that shaped us as a country. It was a defining year for the country in two fronts; the unity of the country and the fight against corruption. The March 9th handshake between H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga changed the landscape of the country as the two leaders taught us that as Citizens of this great nation, selflessness triumphs over selfishness and personal ambitions. The handshake was a momentous opportunity for the country as it set the nation on the trajectory of national healing and reconciliation. 2019 should therefore be a fitting momentum in the fight against things that divide us as a country, impoverish our people and stagnate the growth of our nation. Leaders should seize the goodwill and support from Kenyans and ensure the country feels the impact of the full realization of fruits of the handshake which include continued fight against corruption by ensuring those tasked with public resources maintain fiscal discipline as well as stopping the wastage and pilferage of public funds. We should also not forget the challenges the Kenyan farmer faced this year which were addressed by putting in place policies that will make his sweat in the blistering sun in the farm to count. Let us make 2019 the year which we will restore the sense of nationhood among Kenyans in our motherland. Lastly I wish Kenyans a Happy & Prosperous New Year. Thank you and God bless you. Hon. Senator Gideon Moi
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Take your issues to the police, Gideon Moi’s ally dismisses DP Ruto
Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket has fired out at Deputy President William Ruto for being carelessly vocal about the latest corruption saga in the country.
Speaking at Akwichatis area in the constituency on Sunday, the lawmaker instead demanded that the DP gives any information he has to the relevant investigative bodies.
He added that Ruto’s public declarations and comments about the Arror and Kimwarer dams are not of any importance to the nation if not given to the right bodies.
He also bashed the DP for downplaying claims that Sh21 billion was lost and the amount paid to the contractor was only Ksh7 billion.
“This is an active investigation so take that information to the DCI headquarters. Don’t tell us ‘it was only seven billion’ yet what we want is dams we want water,” Kamket was quoted by the Citizen Digital.
He also extended the same to Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on whose county the projects are set to be constructed for also defending the projects.
The close ally of Baringo Senator and Ruto’s chief rival urged Murkomen to take any information he has about the same to the police to avoid confusing Kenyans.
“Do not bother us with these stories. If you have information go to the police. I also want to tell Kipchumba Murkomen; that statement you were releasing in parliament about the dams, take it to the police,” he added.
Ruto added that the whereabouts of the funds a be traced as the government undertook the required due diligence.
Gideon Moi Threatens Ruto’s Grip Of Rift Valley Politics
The Rift Valley region is arguably William Ruto’s political stronghold and there is no doubt about the immense political clout that the deputy president wields in the region.
A series of political events in the recent past, however, have had analysts pointing to the possibility of a shift in the balance of power in favour of a new political kingpin, Gideon Moi.
It is said that the son of the retired president Daniel Moi has been making considerable inroads in the country’s vote-rich region in the recent past.
Having teamed up with Bomet governor Isaac Ruto, the strongest and most vocal critic of William Ruto, it is believed that the DP’s hold of Rift Valley is under real threat.
“He is trying to be his father’s son by telling Kalenjins; look KANU was home, let us go back home,” Adam’s Oloo, Nairobi University political scientist told Sunday Nation.
Kenya African National Union (KANU) is the country’s oldest political party of which Gideon Moi is the current figurehead, having taken over from his father.
The partnership between Moi- Baringo Senator- and Isaac Ruto is believed to be a formidable team that may wrestle the control of Rift Valley from William Ruto.
“The fat that he (Isaac Ruto) has been very critical of the Jubilee administration makes him very relevant among the Kalenjins,” said Oloo.
The Rift Valley was for a long time under the grip of Daniel Moi, the retired president, before William Ruto took it over and established himself as the most influential politician in the region.
In 2013, the region strongly voted for the Jubilee administration in which Ruto is a stalwart.
Gideon Moi reunites with Isaac Ruto
KANU chairman Gideon Moi with former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto. [Photo/Moi, Facebook]
KANU chairman Gideon Moi reunited with his long term political ally and friend Isaac Ruto after several months of missing in action from national and local politics.
The former Bomet Governor has lately taken a back seat in politics with his loyalty seemingly divided between Deputy President William Ruto and Mr Moi in the battle to dominate in Rift Valley.
And at Chebonei in Bomet on Saturday, the two leaders sat side by side in the company of Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat, former nominated Senator Zipporah Kitony and a host of local leaders.
“In the company of Hon. Isaac Rutto, Baringo Woman Rep. Gladwell Tungo and other leaders in Bomet to officially open the newly constructed Chebonei Girls High School Tuition Block and pool our resources together to build them a library.
“The expansion of key infrastructural capacities in our academic institutions is continuously easing congestion and thus providing an enabling environment for learning,” Moi wrote.
On his part, Mr. Ruto asked for unity among Kenyans, adding that bitter political rivalry could ruin the economy of the nation in the near future.
He said: “As a nation, we need to work together to foster peace and development. This is what our people want and not toxic politics. We must reevaluate ourselves for a better future.”
Last December, Ruto hosted Deputy President William Ruto at Bomet and there were talks within the media that the former governor was to be rewarded by a cabinet post.
But before striking truce with Jubilee leadership in 2017, Mr. Ruto, who is considered a senior leader in South Rift, worked closely with Mr. Moi. Their latest meeting comes at the time DP Ruto is struggling to stamp authority in national politics.
Both Ruto and Moi have declared an interest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta and Isaac Ruto could be tasked to make tough choices in the near future.