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 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 MoiPolitical 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 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 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 Wealth
Details on Gideon Moi wealth will be updated soon…
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)
1977 – 1980 of Strathmore School, Kenya
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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 king pin, 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 figure head, 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.