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Peter Kenneth Mulls Ditching Jubilee Party

Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth has given an indication that he will be ditching President Uhuru’s Jubilee Party and contest as an independent candidate in the race to dislodge Evans Kidero as Nairobi governor.

Kenneth expressed confidence that the party will dismiss the results that declared Mike Sonko the winner of Jubilee ticket for Nairobi governor in a petition he has lodged before the Appeal’s tribunal terming the primaries as a “total farce".

“When we are through with this (party) process, we must take the next step. Our race has not ended. It has just started,” he told congregants at the Anglican St Stephen church along Jogoo Road.

Senator Mike Sonko was declared the winner after garnering 138,185 votes against Kenneth’s 62,504 while Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was third with 7,654 votes.

Kenneth sensationally claimed that he had been ordered to “kneel before a powerful government operative” if he wanted to win. “We were told that if we do not kneel before this government operative, we will not win. But you cannot intimidate Peter Kenneth. I cannot kneel down before anyone, except in Church before God,” he told journalists after the service.

“And no one can plan people’s destinies. Only God can,” he added.

Kenneth said the manner in which the exercise was conducted did not amount to free and fair contest.

“It is not over until it is over. This was not an election. It was a sham. A total farce. People were transported from Machakos and Kitengela, taken round polling stations and they voted multiple times in circular manner, moving from the station and back to the line to vote. Total shame!” he was quoted as saying.

Comments

Nairobi under Kidero; a disaster! Nairobi under Sonko; a tragedy! Peter Kenneth should and must run as an independent. He is the only one that can salvage Nairobi from the ruins.

Uwongo tupu. Asiye kataa kushindwa siyo mshindani. Sonko won the nomination because he was elected by the masses. The poor people in Eastlands. This man literally hands out money and has been known to donate and even pay the hospital bill of the poor held captive by the greedy hospitals when they cannot clear their bills. Sonko has earned this seat, Hata kama inasemekana hiyo pese yake imetoka kwa madawa at least he has helped out the poor and forgotten.You cannot put lipstick on a pig however you cannot go hungry if all there is Pork . Sonko yes has his faults but at least he is a generous man. Furthermore there are not enough people in Ukambani and Nairobi to vote him in. .Other tribes voted for him. Peter Kenneth hajulikani . Light skin is not an automatic ticket to statehouse. . Let him run as an independent he has the money and can afford it . It does not necessarily mean that he will win.

Ngethe Ikanyi

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:58

THAT WAS A SHORT MARRIAGE. KENNETH DID NOT JOIN JUBILEE FOR WHAT JUBILEE STANDS FOR. HE WAS AFTER THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL THAT SONKO CLAIMED WITH A BIG FORCE....... THE GOVERNOR OF NAIROBI SEAT. NOW THE CANDIDATES ARE SONKO AND MORE TO. IF KENNETH WAS SMART, HE WOULD PLEAD WITH SONKO FOR DEPUTY GOVERNOR SLOT INSTEAD OF STSYING IN THE POLITICAL COLDNESS FOR ANOTHER TERM.

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