Kenneth’s entry causes jitters in Ruto’s Rift Valley
Peter Kenneth and President Uhuru Kenyatta could have been enjoying a clandestine political courtship, with Deputy President William Ruto in oblivion. This is evident by Kenneth’s decision to support Jubilee and maybe run for Nairobi governor. At the weekend he endorsed President Uhuru’s reelection. Though he is yet to dissolve his KNC party, his decision to endorse the incumbent could mean Mt Kenya leaders are grooming him for President. Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and nominated Senator Paul Njoroge, among other leaders from Central Kenya, have signalled their open dissatisfaction with Deputy President as the Jubilee Party’s choice as presidential flag bearer in 2022. Seemingly, this has not changed. With Kenneth as an official associate of the Jubilee Party, Kalenjins must reconsider, critically, their options in 2022. Central region is not known to back any non-ethnic group.