MPs allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta are now throwing their weight behind former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, to inherit the populous Mt Kenya region after Uhuru retires from elective politics.
This is informed by the fact that Kenneth is currently one of the senior most Mt Kenya politician, after Uhuru Kenyatta, who can have a national appeal. The other option has been Mwangi Kiunjuri, until he fell out with President Uhuru Kenyatta and decided to align himself with DP Ruto’s Tanga Tanga.
”Mimi niko tayari kusaidia rais na ninmesaidia hata wakati huu, hii miaka mbili atimize ile anataka kutimiza…Wakati atapumzika tukue kwa meza…Na niendelee kesema ya kwamba, ata rais akistaafu atakua kiongozi ya jamiii wa Mlima Kenya,” Kenneth said over the weekend, at a meeting attended by top state officials from Mt Kenya region, as well as MPs.
He also reminded the region it was out of the handshake between Raila amd Uhuru that there was peace in Nairobi. Kenneth also affirmed the Mt Kenya region will sit with President Uhuru Kenyatta as their leader, who will give them direction post-2022.