Talai Clan elders in Nandi County have linked Deputy President William Ruto to the events that preceded their failed meeting with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
The elders accused the DP’s allies of sponsoring the youthful mob that barricaded the road leading to Kapsisiywa, where the traditional ritualists were waiting for the Kanu chairman.
The young people spent hours in the cold today, 2nd January, just to deny Moi an opportunity to get to his destination.
They forced him and his convoy to turn back, saying that Ruto is the undisputed kingpin of the Rift Valley region.
The chairman of the Talai community elders, Mzee Christopher Koyogi, who was to host the coronation, said they would reschedule the meeting.
“This enthroning of Gideon Moi as our leader and spokesperson will happen very soon. We know that a senior government official is responsible for what happened today,” he said.
Mzee Koyogi said the incident should be condemned, as the freedom of movement and association is enshrined in the Constitution.
“We are very disappointed with you for inciting our youth to fight their own. Next time, we will make sure the authorities are on the alert so that no one will block the road,” he said.
However, another group of elders, who endorsed DP Ruto as the Kalenjin leader last year, alleged that Koyogi had tried to hold the meeting with Senator Moi behind their back and against the wishes of the people.