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Peter Kenneth pledges support for Uhuru's agenda, calls for political Soberness

Kenneth says those opposing Uhuru’s administration are enemies of the people.

In Summary

• Kenneth has been viewed as a potential successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta comes 2022 general election.

• Kenneth said that its paramount for president Uhuru to fire government officials’ critic to his administration.

Former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth at Mbae primary school in Gatanga.
Former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth at Mbae primary school in Gatanga.
Image: ALICE WAITHERA

Former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth has stated that he is ready to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of 2022 general election.

While speaking at Mabae Primary School in Gatanga during a water project inspection tour organised by principal secretary Joseph Wairagu, Kenneth told the crowd that any leader opposing Uhuru’s administration should be termed as an enemy of the people.

Among the leaders who accompanied him included MPs Nduati Ngugi (Gatanga), Peter Kimari (Mathioya) and Gichuki Mugambi (Othaya).

Kenneth has been viewed as a potential successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta comes 2022 general election.

Kenneth said that its paramount for president Uhuru to fire government officials’ critic to his administration.

“I know Uhuru isn’t a lame president and we should support his agenda, I have been working with him and I won’t stop at any level," he said adding that those disrespecting won’t be given a chance.

“Even if you won’t respect Uhuru, kindly respect the post that he holds, this is the time to for us as Mount Kenya leaders to come together to discuss our future in politics."

Kenneth further urged the President to continue with his war on corruption saying unless strict measures are employed, the culprits will continue wrecking the country.

Last week, Senate chief whip Irungu Kang'ata announced that government officials who have criminal cases would be sacked in a few weeks.

Also, Speaking Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati urged Uhuru to include Peter Kenneth in the government.

"Kenneth since is a supporter of President Kenyatta and a performer hence should be considered to be part of the government," said Nduati.

Political observers state that the President might be grooming Kenneth for a senior position in the government.

Lawyer and political analyst Ndegwa Njiru in March this year as quoted by media said that Kenneth is being polished to take the political kingpin in Mount Kenya region.

“In politics, things don’t just happen, they are made to happen and what happened in Meru is to boost Kenneth politically. He said.

Other leaders perceived as angling for the Mt Kenya kingpin post include former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, who was sacked late last year, Murang’ a Governor Mwangi wa Iria and former Kiambu governor William Kabogo.

Last Week, former cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri launched his own political party dubbed the service party.

He claimed that he will vie for top post comes 2022.