Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Sunday scoffed at former Kenya National Congress (KNC) party leader Peter Kenneth for supposedly losing political direction.
Speaking at a church service attended by Kenneth in Nairobi, Kidero said that it was perplexing for Kenneth, who ran for came fourth in the 2013 presidential elections to ‘drop lower’ and seek the governorship seat.
“Peter Kenneth should be wary of his political trends because you cannot move from running for president to running for governor. At this rate he will be dropping further to vie for member of county assembly seat,” scorned Governor Kidero.
In his speech, Kenneth said Kidero had led Nairobi into a state of turmoil and degradation by failing to deal with garbage disposal, traffic jams and water issues.
Kenneth, late last year announced that he would not be seeking a second attempt at the presidency but instead vie for the Nairobi governorship seat on a Jubilee ticket, causing ripples within Jubilee party.
He went ahead and resigned from his KNC party, and proclaimed his support for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 presidential elections.
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, Nominated Senator Johnson Sakaja and Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, all of whom had announced interest in the Nairobi governorship seat, have accused Kenneth of playing boardroom politics.
The leaders said that they would not support Kenneth’s bid terming him an ‘outsider’ who does not understand the troubles facing the people of Nairobi.
“When President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto were facing cases at the ICC, Peter Kenneth was among the people who called for their arrest as he ran against him I the 2013 election,” said Senator Sonko in a past rally.
The Nairobi Senator also claimed that Peter Kenneth had attempted to bribe him with Ksh1 billion to drop out of the race, claims that the former KNC party leader has refuted.
Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh and Starehe MP Maina Kamanda are among the Jubilee leaders who have announced their support for Peter Kenneth.