Kenyans have reacted to former Gatanga Member of Parliament, Peter Kenneth’s latest political moves. It’s evident the presidential material is going to contest against Governor Evans Kidero, but his chances of winning the race are slim, here are bitter facts.
Nairobi is a cosmopolitan city where the Kikuyu community is the minority. According to IEBC figures, CORD supporters outnumber Jubilee supporters by a margin of 300,000 votes. If the voting patterns remain same as we witnessed in 2013, the CORD candidate, Evans Kidero will beat Peter Kenneth by a significant margin.
By supporting President Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party, Kenneth proved that he believes in Jubilee’s ideologies. This move alone makes most of his admirers from the CORD side chicken out since they now see him as someone who is not independent.
The second reason why Kenyans don’t trust Peter Kenneth is due to the fact that he has never condemned corruption and massive looting in the country. All along he has been quiet when other leaders (such as Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Raila) poke holes on Jubilee’s leadership. Kenneth has always remained quiet, only to surface when the “right time’ for Mount Kenya successor approaches.
The Kalenjin community is now a worried lot after being promised support from Mount Kenya.Ruto, who played a massive role in Uhuru’s election victory, is waiting for endorsement from Uhuru’s backyard after 2017 elections. If Ruto’s wishes don’t come true, he will gang up with other like-minded Kenyans to beat Mr Kenneth.
The main reason why Peter Kenneth’s presidential ambitions will be blown away is: he comes from Mount Kenya, a region that has ruled for 20 consecutive years. Since Kenyans may not ready to elect anyone from Mount Kenya, they will better vote for anyone but not the former Gatanga MP
Finally, Kudero, who has performed dismally, will find downhill task when he seeks re-election next year.The major reason he will win is because Sonko will slice Jubilee’s votes while Kidero will take all the CORD votes. Unless Jubilee fronts Sonko and sends Peter Kenneth to Muranga, chances of Jubilee snatching the seat from CORD will be near zero.