Mon. Aug 26th, 2019

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Who Silenced MP Moses Cheboi?

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Kuresoi North MP Moses Cheboi

The silence of Kuresoi North MP Moses Kipkemboi Cheboi and the National Assembly Deputy Speaker is so loud.

In the past, the MP popularly known as Toret (Warthog) was vocal in support of Jubilee government in meetings and public forums but of late his whereabouts are known to none.

According to Rift MPs who frequent Karen and Weston Hotel meetings, Cheboi is nowadays out of touch with the Deputy President who made him the Deputy Speaker.

The lawyer, in the previous parliament, was elected on Kanu party ticket but gradually decamped Gideon Moi’s -led camp for Ruto’s side

At Ruto’s camp, the third term MP used to represent the later together with Energy CS Charles Keter in different functions across the Rift and his diligence saw him secure the Deputy Speaker’s post after 2017 elections.

Towards the end of last term, he frequently invited senior government officials among them DP Ruto and his Senate Counterpart Kithure Kindiki to establish his constituency and this saw his re-election in previous general elections.

“We don’t know why he is of late, avoiding DP Ruto’s meetings. When we are attending leaders’ meetings and functions he is conspicuously absent, we just know that this term is not favouring him politically,” a South Rift MP said

To some, the cunning MP who doesn’t want to be found on the losing side is watching the existing political wave between the dynasties and hustlers.

The last time he was seen in public was in February,  when he accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta to  Congo for President Felix Tshisekedi inauguration.

His constituents are also worried by his absence and silence that has seen them miss the projects under Constituency Development Funds.

“Since we voted him in 2017, the MP has only visited the constituency for countable times. We rarely reach him. We just hope that he is doing well,” John Sigilai said

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