Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has finally opened up about growing up in abject poverty in Kenya.
In an interview with our reporter, the Senator said that he experienced humiliation while growing up in a rich family while he himself owned nothing, apart from his Nike shoes that were given to him by Nike Cofounder Bill Bowerman when he was only 14 years old.
He remembered how had to always beg his mother to give him money for school trips abroad, just like any other Kenyan kid. He said that the parents were very strict and would never give money freely to their children. This undesirable experience is what makes him a real Kenyan.
“Even at the University of Salford, I had very little money and had to limit my international travels since I could not afford. I watched as children of other African dictators lived in luxury while I barely survived through University.”
Asked about his 2022 ambitions, the Senator said that he is the person who best understands the problems facing Kenya, as his growing up in poverty has made him understand the difficult life that Kenyans face today. He hopes to clinch the top seat and start the journey of transforming the economy which has been on a freefall since his father left power.
Asked if he is still a poor man, Gideon said that he is still very needy and would not mind occassion handout from the likes of Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos.