By Ndungu Gachane
Three Muranga leaders want former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth to stop premature succession politics.
The three Senate; Chief Whip Irungu Kangata, Maragua MP Mary Waithira Wamaua and Kigumo MP Wangari Mwaniki (Kigumo) said it was not only unfair but also premature to drag succession politics when President Kenyatta was busy shaping his legacy.
The three were responding after a group of governors, former governors and 3 Cabinet Secretaries met at Panafric hotel where the leaders fronted Peter Kenneth to succeed the President upon the expiry of his term.
Mr Kangata maintained it was not the time for such plans as all leaders ought to be behind the President supporting him to achieve his promises to the people.
“Meeting for lunch or breakfast is good but they can’t purport to introduce ways in which they will inherit President Uhuru Kenyatta, this is time for work and not politics,” Mr Kangata said.
On her part Ms Mwaniki said leaders must desist from politicking saying they should compliment the President and support him to achieve his legacy,” she said.
On her part Ms Wamaua said leaders were obliged to support the President who is the defacto Mt Kenya kingpin.
“Uhuru Kenyatta is and remains the regions kingpin we don’t have any other leader so those meeting in closed hotels in Nairobi must wait for electioneering period to meet and chat the way forward,” The MP said.
The strong opposition by three MPs is a serious political blow to Mr Kenneth since he comes from Gatanga, the only Constituency whose MP supports his bid to succeed the President.
Mr Kenneth is not even enjoying the support of Muranga governor Mwangi Wa Iria who has announced his 2022 Presidential ambitions.
The Governor has also rubbished the move to endorse Peter Kenneth saying it is time to support the President not a time for succession game plan.
“This is the time to support President Kenyatta and his development agenda; not unnecessary politicking and gerrymandering. But no one should be mistaken When that time comes, we will be firmly at the centre of it all; and we shall leave no stone unturned,” the governor told Kkonlinenews.co.ke
Among the reasons that informs the leadership to oppose Mr Kenneth’s endorsement, are that when Mt Kenya region was supporting President Kenyatta in 2012, who had a case at ICC, he chatted his own way and opposed him.
He is also accused of opposing Jubilee party for Nairobi gubernatorial post in 2017 at a time when the party needed it most from the hands of ODM owing to the fact the Nairobi is the Capital City of Kenya.