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The former Gatanga MP has officially announced he will be in the race for Nairobi gubernatorial sit.
BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH JAN,2017- Former Gatanga member of parliament Peter Kenneth has formally declared that he will vie for Nairobi Gubernatorial seat under the Jubilee Party ticket.
Kenneth, had earlier asked for more time to consult with electorates and supporters, before he can make a final decision on whether to vie in Nairobi or Murang’a—his rural backyard.
“I am going for it, I want to be the next Governor of Nairobi,” Kenneth declared at the Jesus Winner Ministry church in Nairobi, accompanied by Sterehe MP Maina Kamanda, Racheal Shebesh among others.
In Jubilee Party, he will be facing off with Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru and Dagoretti legislator Dennis Waweru, for him to get a nomination certificate.
The rest of the Jubilee aspirants have already announced that they are united and are expected to come up with a line up in two weeks time, on how they intend to battle out the available positions within the city.
Kenneth’s candidature has received a cold reception from the rest of aspirants more so from Senator Sonko, who says, “Nairobi politicians must be respected” in a thinly veiled attack against Kenneth.
The current Governor Evans Kidero who will be defending the seat under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party is set to face a fierce competition from the Jubilee Party as the President’s party seek to run the city of power