Peter Kenneth, Man, on a mission?
Is the former presidential aspirant being propped as the successor to president Uhuru Kenyatta in central region politics?
Already established as a household name during the previous election, Mr. Kenneth got a dry run of how to mount a presidential campaign and rally the masses.
Kenneth, who vied for presidency in 2013, said the region accounts for a substantial number of votes, and thus should not be limited from fielding a presidential candidate come the 2022 polls.
His moves have seen him attend events accompanied by loyal supporters of Mr. Odinga most recently being Siaya senator and close confidant of ODM leader Raila Odinga, James Orengo.
Peter Kenneth who worked under Hon. Odinga during the coalition government has on many occasions endorsed his candidature for the top seat.
“I have worked with him (Raila) before in many instances. So why can’t I work with him again,” Kenneth had asked.
During the height of Building Bridges Initiative campaigns, he had reminded Kenyans and opponents of Odinga’s strengths when it comes to referendums which he’s never lost.
“It’s also important for Kenyan to remember that despite the fact that Hon Raila Odinga has lost elections; he has never lost a referendum. We have had only two and in both, he was on the winning side,” he stated.
Early last year, Peter Kenneth got the endorsement of his backyard in Muranga giving him a platform for laying claim to central region politics.
The section of elected leaders from Murang’a County endorsed former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth to champion unity in the Mount Kenya region as succession politics evolve.
The leaders described Kenneth as an experienced leader who can unite and spearhead negotiations in succession politics to ensure the region benefits in the next government.
Speaking then while leading a food and non-food item distribution exercise to residents of Kambiti in Murang’a, the leaders said the former Gatanga MP has been in national politics for a long time and by virtue of his leadership, the region can be united and speak in one voice during discussions on succession politics.
They observed that Kenneth is a development-oriented leader and his character can be accepted by many people from the region