Elders declare Kalenjin kingpin position vacant

Kalenjin Council of Elders officials John Seii and Benjamin Kitur at a past function. Mr Kitur led a group of Tugen elders in a rite to declare the kingpin seat vacant on Thursday.

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What you need to know:

  • The community kingpin would be picked by more than 50 elders and will be crowned using the sacred regalia.
  • Elders interviewed said, though Baringo Senator Gideon Moi is a Tugen and is eyeing the presidency in 2022, local elders could not pass the leadership baton to him.

The battle for control of the Rift Valley, pitting Deputy President William Ruto against Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, has taken a new twist after the Myoot – Kalenjin Council of Elders declared the community kingpin seat vacant.


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