As next year’s general elections draw near, a section of Murang’a MPs are lobbying for the former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth to be the region’s political kingpin.
The MPs, Peter Kimari (Mathioya) and Nduati Ngugi (Gatanga) have said Kenneth has “demonstrated the ability to unite and lead the region into the future.”
The MPs say Kenneth is the best poised to inherit the leadership mantle from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria, and Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru are among the politicians said to be angling for this role.
MPs Kimari and Nduati were speaking at Kirwara Catholic church, Gatanga. On his part, Kenneth steered clear of the succession politics and only called for unity of the region and support for BBI.
Anybody who breaches the law should be held accountable, Kenneth said, and that those caught up in criminal cases should stop crying foul.