NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6 – Former Gatanga Member of Parliament Peter Kenneth who contested the Presidency in 2013 is considering leaving his party, the Kenya National Congress, to join Jubilee Party in support of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
Kenneth is however yet to decide which gubernatorial seat to vie for but has narrowed it down to Nairobi, Nakuru and Muranga counties.
Speaking at a church service in Dandora, Kenneth said he would make a decision in ten days.
“It’s a question of managing expectations, what’s clear right now is that I am supporting Jubilee, I don’t even have to bring my party on board, I can actually quit and join jubilee immediately,” Kenneth said.
He however criticised Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero’s administration saying that they have failed.
“Governor Kidero has failed the people of Nairobi, everybody has eyes, the city of Nairobi is deteriorating I think anybody can do better than Governor Kidero,” he stated.
Kenneth dropped his bid to vie for the Presidency in 2017 in support of President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
Kenneth vied for the Presidency in the last General Election on a Kenya National Congress (KNC) party ticket and came up fourth.
Already 11 parties have folded up to join the President Kenyatta led Jubilee Party.
Already former Cabinet Minister Raphael Tuju has been appointed as the head of the Jubilee Party secretariat with the task of planning and organizing meetings and rallies to explain Jubilee agenda.
The Nairobi gubernatorial seat has already drawn a long list of Jubilee aspirants among them Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Dagoretti MP Dennis Waweru, and former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru; setting the stage for a tough nomination exercise.