KANU chairman, Gideon Moi, has asked the Kalenjin community to “jealously guard the reputation and the good name of the community”.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Moi, who is also the Baringo Senator, also warned the community leaders against alienating Kalenjins from other communities.
Moi spoke after meeting leaders from Bomet County who paid him a courtesy call at his office in Nairobi.
“My message to the people of Bomet and the entire Kalenjin nation is to guard against alienating our community from the rest of Kenyans. We must jealously guard the reputation and the good name of the community that has been built painstakingly over the years,” Moi wrote.
“We also should not forget that the position of leadership given to us by the community, is not for our personal benefit as individuals. We must respect and serve diligently the electorate,” he added.
Gideon Moi’s advice comes at the time when a section of politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto are claiming that ongoing war on graft is targeting the Kalenjin community in a bid to scuttle DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions.