Peter Kenneth ditches Jubilee to vie for Nairobi governor’s seat as an independent

Peter Kenneth who is now running as an independent in the Nairobi gubernatorial race

Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has announced that he will vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate.

Mr Kenneth also announced that he has left the Jubilee Party to have a fresh stab after he lost the nomination contest to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.

During the primaries, Mr Kenneth had complained that the process was a sham and that he had not received  a response to his complaints.

“There were cases of ballot stuffing and non-members taking part in the nominations. In short, the elections were stolen,” he said on Friday.

He said that there was a clear indication of rigging due to the number of complaints raised. He said that the fact that there were 93 appeals out of a possible 105 seats contested during the nominations was a clear indication of rigging.

He added that he will be unveiling his running mate next week.

“Sonko lacks material skills to manage a city that controls 60 per cent of the GDP,” he told journalists.

He added that Mbuvi in his capacity as Nairobi Senator has failed to oversight Kidero’s leadership and that this hampered service delivery.

Kenneth referred to the incumbent governor Evans Kidero as a failed manager who should not get the benefit of a second term in office.

“Very few Nairobians can show what Kidero has done despite being allocated over Sh100 billion over the four years he was in office,” he said.

“I will address the problems city residents are grappling with. Nairobians’ only two options are choosing between the bad and the ugly. But now they have a mature leader with intact integrity and track record.”

Another independent candidate in the race is Miguna Miguna.

Peter Kenneth in 2013 unsuccessfully vied for the top seat in the land. His running mate was Raphael Tuju.