Speculations Rife As Ruto Holds Meeting With Late President Moi’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru

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Reactions were mixed after Deputy President William Ruto shared pictures with late President Daniel Moi’s press secretary Lee Njiru.

The two were deep in conversation before posing for the pictures as shared on the DP’s social media pages.

He described Njiru as a “star, a legend and a gentleman whose contribution to the public service is worth emulating.”

“Down memory lane with veteran journalist …. His is a story of consistent brilliance, illustriousness, commitment to quality, loyalty and dedication to Service,” the DP wrote.

Netizens wondered why the late president’s press secretary was hanging out with Ruto who had a strained relationship with the former until his death earlier this year.

Others thought Njiru would come in handy in teaching the deputy lessons in loyalty.

Here are some of the reactions:

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In February during an interview with Citizen TV explained why he and his political mentor had a falling out.

According to Ruto, their relationship came to an end in 2005 when he declared his interest in running for the presidency.

Moi, he said, had other plans for the Kalenjin community to which they both belong.

“A small problem developed between me and Moi in 2005. We had a meeting in Eldama Ravine and I declared that I was going to run for the President,” he said.

It was after making his interests known that he and 14 others were barred from ever visiting Moi’s Kabarak home.

“Whenever we were around, we would pass by to have tea with Mzee and say hello. This time around we found the gate closed and we were told Mzee has said ‘he doesn’t want to see you’,” he added.

Now, he (Ruto) and the late president’s son Gideon Moi are seeking to lead the Kalenjin community come 2022 elections.

Ruto is keen to succeed his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta even after Jubilee Party signed a post-poll coalition pact with Moi led KANU.

“…So to avoid any challenge and any ambiguity, the two parties have chosen the path of a post-election agreement to formalise the relationship they already have,” Jubilee Party secretary general Raphael Tuju said in May.

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