Moi demands apology over 'false' secret meeting
24 February 2016, 23:09
Nairobi - Former President Daniel arap Moi has demanded an apology from a local newspaper which stated he had held a secret meeting to discuss DP William Ruto.
Moi, as reported by The Standard has refuted reports that he hosted Kalenjin elders at his Kabarak home over political competition between Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and Deputy President William Ruto.
Moi said the story carried by the Daily Nation was false as he was not in Kabarak where the purported meeting was reported to have taken place on Monday.
"I did not meet Kalenjin elders last Monday at my Kabarak home as claimed by today's Daily Nation newspaper. The day I am purported to have hosted the elders I was in Nairobi," he said.
The former President while questioning the motive of the story called on journalists to always be truthful in their reporting and demanded for an apology from the media house.
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"Journalists must maintain code of ethics of upholding the truth and verifying information. The Daily Nation must apologize for this fabrication," he said in a statement by his press secretary Lee Njiru.
The Star had earlier reported that the DP had insulted Moi's son Gideon by calling him an uncircumcised boy.
Ruto launched the personal attack on Moi, claiming the Senator for Baringo is uncircumcised at age 52 in Kericho over the weekend
“We are Kalenjins, these guys making noise all around, castigating me, should know that we supported arap Moi for him to become President," he allegedly said.
The two have been in serious competition over the massive Kalenjin vote ahead of the 2017 General Elections.
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