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Mount Kenya Leaders Identify Uhuru's Replacement as Regional Kingpin

BrightonM 06/28/2020

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The series of meetings that had been happening in the vast Mount Kenya region in search of the new regional kingpin to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta ended on Saturday June 27 when the Mount Kenya leaders agreed on a worthy politician to take over the regional leadership from President Uhuru Kenyatta. The final meeting which was held in Gatanga constituency as reported by Kenyans.co.ke settled on former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta in leading the Mount Kenya region.

The meeting which was attended even by high profile individuals from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government was said to have been dominated by BBI and referendum politics with majority of those who spoke asking Peter Kenneth to follow the footsteps of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Education CAS Zack Kinuthia is reported to have urged Peter Kenneth to join President Uhuru Kenyatta’s BBI train and help the president fulfill his agenda if he manages to succeed him at the national level as well.

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“I would like to urge my brother Peter Kenneth to follow the footsteps of president Uhuru Kenyatta because the President’s intention is to unite not just Murang’a and her people but the entire country so that all people can speak in one language on matters that matter to the nation,” Education CAS Zack Kinuthia is reported to have said during the meeting.

Peter Kenneth has previously served as the Gatanga constituency member of parliament for two terms from 2002 to 2013. During his tenure as Gatanga Member of Parliament, his constituency was voted as the best constituency in Kenya. In 2013, Peter Kenneth vied for the presidency against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga where he lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta. In 2017, he contested in the Nairobi city county gubernatorial race and lost to Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

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Peter Kenneth attended Bahati Uhuru Primary School and later joined Starehe Boys' Centre. He is a holder of a Masters in Law degree from the University of Nairobi, and Executive Program International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has previously served as the Assistant Minister in the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 between 2008 and 2012.

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