Battle in the rift valley is gaining momentum day after day. Baringo senator Gideon Moi has responded to DP ruto jibe that he is uncircumcised therefore unfit to lead Kalenjins and rift valley at large. Gideon moi said that he doesn’t care about Ruto comments and thinks the DP should show leadership skills instead of resorting to dirty politics. He recommends that Ruto should circumcise his mouth and learn to control what he says if he wants to be president and lead Kalenjins to old days glory.
” Sometimes i don’t care about negative comments. Ruto should display leadership skills and will never be president if he resorts to poor dirty politics. I think he should circumcise his mouth first to be fit to lead the kalenjins. As leader you must be accountable of every single comment you make” said Gideon Moi
Ruto caused uproar by suggesting that at age of 52year Gideon Moi was uncircumcised.
“We are Kalenjins, these guys making noise all around, castigating me, should know that we supported arap Moi for him to become President.Kalenjins stood by him shoulder-to-shoulder, until he became President, so this uncircumcised son of arap Moi should not bring us his stupidity by telling us that we cannot support other Kalenjin leaders from other families . . . tell them to leave us, to stop playing with us,” said Ruto in Belgut, speaking in the vernacular.”
Below is the transcribed audio courtesy of the star about Ruto full speech
“We are Kalenjins, these guys making noise around, castigating me should know that we supported arap Moi (former President Daniel Moi) to become President. Kalenjins stood by him shoulder to shoulder until he became President so this uncircumcised son of arap Moi should not bring us his stupidity, telling us we cannot support other Kalenjin leaders from other families. All Kalenjins supported his father until he retired and now they are telling us we should not support others from another family. Tell them to leave us, to stop playing with us… and tell the one here (south Rift) that Kalenjins will not be divided. If you are man enough, then lead undivided Kalenjins – don’t divide them on the basis of North Rift and South Rift. I told him we should build a university in Bomet but he said no, it should be built in Sigor. When we agreed on Sigor, he changed his mind again. Anyone who has decided to divide us (Kalenjins) has no end. I, Ruto, as I address you here, my father, arap Samoei Cheruiyot was born in Kiptere (Sigowet/Soin subcounty, Kericho), Kapkomosek clan. Am I a Nandi or Kipsigis? Are Nandis and Kipsigis relatives or not? Even if I speak Nandi dialect and the blood belong to Kipsigis, do I belong to Kalenjin or not? Then someone who is stupid, who cannot differentiate between yesterday and tomorrow, tells us Kipsigis and Nandis should part ways. Listen to me people of Rift Valley, we must remain united and speak in one voice”
HERE IS AUDIO CLIP
Circumcision is a big thing in the Kalenjin community and those who do not undergo the cut in boyhood are not seen as men, or leaders, are not respected and not allowed to sit with elders and make decisions, among other things.
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