As the Moi family mourns the death of Jonathan Moi, the former President’s eldest son, a photo of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui walking together on Thursday has provided a rare light moment and reignited debate on social media as to whether the two could be related by blood.
For long, the grapevine has had it that the old Moi fathered the former Roads assistant minister though there has been no evidence to confirm the same. It could as well be another case of rare doppelgangers.
Here are some of the reactions that followed the governor’s visit to Moi’s Kabarak home to deliver his condolences:
This kind of resemblance ain’t good at all.
Arap Moi – Lee Kinyanjui
— PURITY BISIERI? (@Purity_Bisieri) April 28, 2017
— Eugene Khisa Wakhungu (@eugene_wakhungu) April 25, 2019
— Robin Njogu (@robinnjogu) April 25, 2019
The 47-year-old Kinyanjui is a graduate of Kenyatta university where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature. He later pursued a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Nairobi.
The former Nakuru Town MP served as chairman of the National Transport and Safety Authority after losing to Kinuthia Mbugua in the race for Nakuru governor in 2013.
In 2017, he defeated him in the Jubilee nominations. Mbugua who sought to vie as an independent was talked out of it by President Uhuru Kenyatta. He was later appointed as State House Comptroller.
Kinjanjui’s alleged link to the Moi family is not new. It dominated debate ahead of the last two elections.