With President Uhuru’s term coming to an end in August 2022, the Mt Kenya leaders are looking into post-Uhuru and whether the region can produce the Head of State’s successor. Speaking in Gatanga over the weekend, former area MP Peter Kenneth said that because previous presidents have come from Mt Kenya cannot stop anyone from the region from going for the top seat.
”Nothing stop this region from producing the next president. Nothing stops at all! You cannot say that a region, even if it can produce the best person, that because people who come from that region have been there before, they should not produce a President. Mt Kenya can produce a president. It can,” the former MP told the media.
Speaking in Vihiga County in February, President Uhuru Kenyatta told those peddling the Hustlers Vs Dynasty narrative, that if that was the way to go, then it was right for him to say that Kikuyus and Kalenjins have been at the helm of country’s leadership from independence.
Kenneth, touted as the next Mt Kenya kingpin, said the region accounts for the country’s 30% votes and should have a seat at the negotiating table in 2022.
”Mt Kenya accounts to almost 30 percent of the voting block of our country. Even if it does not produce a president, it should be in a position to occupy the next most important position,” Kenneth continued, adding, ”And we must go as a block because our unity as a block is what will allow us to negotiate better positions in next formations, for 2022.”
Peter Kenneth, a strong BBI proponent and a close ally of President Uhuru and Raila Odinga, has been touted in some quarters to be one of the leading voices that will represent Mt Kenya at the national negotiating table.