Earlier today, a section of senators led by senate speaker Ken Lusaka went to Kabarak at the home of former president Moi to condole with him following the death of his son Jonathan Moi.
To their surprise, they were not allowed to see Moi.
They were told it was not possible to see him as he was still resting and instead told to go back tomorrow. According to senate speaker Ken Lusaka.
Lusaka has also dismissed rumors going rounds on social media that they were blocked from seeing the retired president.
“I just want to clarify what is running on social media that we were blocked from seeing president Moi. First and foremost we were going to condole our colleague Gideon Moi and we spoke to him yesterday and we said that because we are in Nakuru, the senators will want to go and say pole to him just like other leaders have done. As head of the senate I went with a few senators and the chairman of the council of governors (Wycliffe Oparanya) to go and condole with him. As far as we are concerned we were not blocked anywhere. We were there very early in the morning around 9a.m when Mzee was still resting. We were given an appropriate time tomorrow at 10a.m just before we go to the service. So whatever is trending is fake news,” said Lusaka.
The section of senators were the first to be unable to see Moi since his eldest son Jonathan died.
Leaders who have visited and held a discussion with the retired president include president Kenyatta(who was the first), Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Chief Justice David Maraga, Peter Kenneth,Francis Atwoli, senator Mutula Kilonzo among other leaders.
Deputy president William Ruto avoided Kabarak and instead went to mourn with Jonathan Moi’s family in Kabimoi, Eldama Ravine, Baringo county.