Foreign affairs CS Ambassador Amina Mohammed receives Uganda president Yoweri Museveni. At hand is Baringo Senator Gideon Moi among other officials.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi’s prominent appearance in photos of foreign dignitaries ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration has elicited a sharp debate on his place in the 2022 succession politics.

Moi, a son to retired president Daniel Moi accompanied foreign affairs minister Amina Mohamed as she received Uganda President Yoweri Museveni.

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He was pictured with South Sudan’s Salva Kiir and ex-Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete.

Kenyans on Twitter have put this at the centre of discussion with some linking the latest senior appearances of the Baringo Senator to 2022 state house race.

Senator Gideon Moi and former Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete. /COURTESY
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Gideon Moi had before the August poll expressed interest in the country’s top job after Uhuru Kenyatta’s reign.

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Worthy to note is the imminent battle of control in the Rift Valley vote basket between the Senator and self-proclaimed hustler William Ruto who at a very strategic angle has announced his bid for presidency in 2022.

Senator Gideon Moi and South Sudan president Salva Kiir. /COURTESY

William Ruto, who is now starting his second term as Deputy President under Uhuru Kenyatta has been instrumental in mobilising support for the sitting president across the country.

Could it be an early political alignment for Gideon Moi?

Kenyans on Twitter have this to say: