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Details Leak on Why DP Ruto had to Visit Dreaded Elders From Koitalel Clan

The social media was on Friday flooded with information that the deputy president William Ruto had visited elders from Talai clan who descendants of Orkoiyot Koitalel Samoei.

The meeting is said to have lasted for about 8 hours seeking solutions on how to convince Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi to step down for him.

Political pundits believe that the meeting with elders was well organised as he was dressed with Kalenjins traditional regalia accompanying by no government security details as is the norm to his office.

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DP was handed a powerful baton, a symbol of leadership which the elders said would act as a guide in his future political aspirations.

The Orkoiyot occupied a sacred and special role within the Nandi and Kipsigis people of Kenya. He held the dual roles of chief spiritual and military leader and had the authority to make decisions regarding security particularly the waging of war.

Koitalel arap Samoei was born to Kimnyole Arap Turukat, at Samitu in Aldai, in 1860. He was the last born of four sons and belonged to the Kaplechach age set.

At twenty-five, Samoei succeeded his father as the Orkoiyot, the supreme spiritual and political chief of the Nandi people.

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