Nairobi gubernatorial contender Peter Kenneth has named Deputy President William Ruto as the man who rigged him out of the Jubilee party nominations in favor of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.
Kenneth said that Ruto pitched tent at the Jubilee party headquarters in Nairobi during the nominations, from where he plotted the rigging. “We did not lose the Jubilee party nominations because my opponent was assisted by somebody high up in the Party hierarchy,” he said.
He added, “Our opponent was assisted by somebody who wanted to cut me to size politically…and let’s not cheat ourselves, that person is Ruto.”
The former Gatanga Member of Parliament was speaking a campaign rally at Mlango Kubwa area of Mathare constituency, Nairobi on Tuesday.
“They ensured they voted twice, thrice, ten times, and the worst case was where an individual voted a record 51 times,” he said.
Kenneth told his supporters that his vision for a better Nairobi remains strong, dismissing Jubilee’s Mike Sonko as one with no capacity to be Nairobi governor. “Sonko knows he can’t run this city that is why he has acquired a new image of donning suits every day. He may have a new suit everyday but his brains and thinking remain the same.”
He added: “Even with new suits, Sonko has not changed; he is merely hiding behind those suits.”
Kenneth said that Sonko and Kidero were just but the same person, who colluded in stealing, but disagreed after things turned sour. “They worked together, ate together and only fell out after they disagreed on a deal. This is why they are on the separate paths.”
Kenneth urged voters to back his bid in the August polls, pledging to turn things around if elected. “Every sub county will remain with the taxes it collects so as it promotes its own social services like repairing drainage, roads and sewerage.”
Kenneth is contesting for the top seat as an independent candidate and will be facing Kidero, Sonko and Miguna Miguna in the August 8th general election.