NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – A cross section of Nairobi Jubilee Members of the County Assembly have urged former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth to vie for city Governor.
The nine MCAs also urged the Kenya National Congress Party leader to dissolve the outfit and join Jubilee Party.
Kenneth had stated that he will not run for President in 2017 but will instead support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
“From the discussions we have been having as leaders of the Nairobi County Assembly, we wish to state that we are welcoming and appreciative of his position to support his Excellency the president,” deputy minority leader Ngaruiya Chege said.
Chege further clarified that they have not endorsed Kenneth for the Nairobi seat but welcomed him because Jubilee is a democratic party.
The 2013 presidential candidate also said he is considering running for Nairobi or Muranga governor post in the next year’s polls.
“So what we are saying is that we want all of them to vie but we are going to get the best. We have the Senator, bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Eugene Wamalaw, Sakaja, Dennis Waweru, we want them all to enter into the basket of Jubilee. Then from there, the rsidents of Nairobi will choose the best,” Mwaura Chege, another MCA stated.
Kenneth had not however stated whether he will use the KNC party in 2017 elections or will fold up and join JP.
On Sunday, Senator Mike Sonko and nominated MP Johnson Sakaja – both have declared interest in the City’s top seat – welcomed Kenneth to the race.
Those who have declared their interest in the seat are former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Water CS Eugene Wamalwa, former National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende, Raila Odinga’s former aide Miguna Miguna and Esther Passaris.