Former Gatanga MP and Nairobi gubernatorial contestant Peter Kenneth has maintained that he was rigged out in favor of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko in the Jubilee party primaries held last month.
Kenneth says some cartels in the Jubilee party he did not name were involved in a plot to ensure that he did not clinch the part’s ticket even if he won it fairly.
Speaking in an interview with NTV, the former Gatanga lawmaker exonerated President Uhuru Kenyatta from his nomination woes, but instead blamed it on unnamed individuals who he claimed are also scheming for the 2022 succession politics.
"I did not lose in the primaries. The whole exercise was a sham and I was fixed by cartels that are keen on the 2022 polls. I don't think if the president had a hand in this, “he said. The former assistant minister was floored by Nairobi senator in the quest for the Jubilee's party ticket and will now vie as an independent candidate.
Kenneth exuded confidence that he will trounce Sonko and incumbent Evans Kidero in the August 8 polls to become the second Nairobi Governor. He is running as an independent candidate.