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A section of elected leaders from Murang’a County want a former Gatanga legislator to be considered for a position of deputy president in the next general elections.
The leaders on Sunday said Kenneth has a development track record, thus the need to be given the position of deputy president to the presidential candidate that President Uhuru Kenyatta will support in 2022 elections.
The MPs, Mary Waithera of Maragua, Joseph Nduati representing Gatanga, Peter Kimari of Mathioya and Ruth Wangari of Kigumo observed that it’s time for a Murang’a son to ascend to one of the top seats.
Speaking at Kihoya AIPCA church in Kangema, the legislators noted that Murang’a in the past has played a key role in the country’s politics, saying the time has come for Kenneth to be considered for the position of deputy president.
Waithera said Murang’a fully supported the election of President Uhuru during the first and second term, noting that they will not go for nothing less than a deputy president’s position.
“We want our son Kenneth to be considered as deputy president candidate in the handshake agreement. And as people of Murang’a we are fully behind him,” Waithera said.
On his part, Nduati lauded Kenneth, saying that when he was Gatanga MP he initiated many development projects using Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
The leaders who accompanied Kenneth promised to continue to support President Uhuru’s development agenda, saying they will follow his directive about next year’s general election.
“We are fully behind the president, and we will continue to support his development agenda as well as his move to unite the country. Those who claim the Jubilee administration has not done much, are hypocrites,” Wangari noted.
Kenneth on his part promised to work for the people from the central region if he is considered for the position of deputy president.
“If I get any position in the next government, I will not let the people of this region down” Kenneth added.
He cautioned residents from the central region from falling to leaders who may drag the country to hatred and clashes.
The former MP observed that some leaders have been out hurling insults to the president and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
“Humility is key to every leader. If you don’t have respect and humility, how can you lead millions of Kenyans from diverse ethnic background?” Kenneth posed.
Kenneth promised to continue drumming support for ODM leaders in the central region, saying residents of the region are not tethered to any presidential candidate.
“We will continue selling Raila in the central region. The ODM has proved to be a leader of humility and a person who can unite people and ensure there is peace in every part of the country,” He added.