Ruto’s aide says he was blocked from seeing president Moi

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Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have hinted that the DP was blocked from seeing retired president Daniel arap Moi at his Kabarak home yesterday.

The DP on Thursday flew to Moi’s home on Thursday but failed to him as his visit clashed with Moi’s appointment with his doctors.

Some in Ruto’s camp have said the incident is an attempt to humiliate Mr. Ruto, who is rocked in a political kinsmanship contest with the former president’s son; Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

“There are people who do not want to open doors for others to shake hands and there is no point,” said an aide.

“Former President Mzee Daniel arap Moi was visited on Thursday by Ruto at his Kabarak home,” a statement from the former President’s office said. “Ruto accompanied by Energy CS Charles Keter, Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut and lawyer Stephen Kipkenda were welcomed and had lunch at Mzee’s Kabarak home.

“Unfortunately, this coincided with the time of Mzee Moi’s routine physical exercise with his doctors. Mzee Moi agreed to meet the visitors at a convenient time another day in the very near future,” the statement said.