- Kanu Party leader Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has travelled to Malawi to deliver a goodwill message on behalf of Uhuru Kenyatta to the newly-elected president.
- Chakwera is a friend to the Moi family and their two parties have a lot in common.
- Senator Gideon Moi has been accompanied by Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat, Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli, Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio.
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi is leading a Kenyan Delegation to Malawi and is set to represent President Uhuru Kenyatta during the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected president Lazarus Chakwera on Monday.
The Baringo Senator will be reading a speech 9n on behalf of the Kenyan Head of State.
The Kenyan delegation which includes Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba, KANU Secretary General Nick Salat, COTU boss Francis Atwoli, Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio and other State House officials left the country on Sunday morning aboard Kenya Air Force Presidential Jet.
Last week, Lazurus Chakwera was sworn in after winning against the outgoing President Peter Mutharika in a hotly contested repeat presidential election that saw nine parties forming an alliance to face the incumbent.
Chakwera is a member of the Malawi Congress Party ( MCP) which has close ties with Kenya African National Union ( KANU) led by Senator Gideon Moi.
The two shares a long history as they delivered independence of their respective countries.
The newly elected Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera was also among the top foreign dignitaries who attended the funeral of the former President Daniel Moi in February 2020.
It is unusual for Baringo Senator to represent the President in such a high-level ceremony as per the norm, the Deputy President, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary or the head of the diplomatic mission would have been given the duty.
According to Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau, Baringo Senator is a senior politician known to the president and nothing is wrong when he sends him to Malawi.