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Uhuru finally Picks his Mt. Kenya Successor and Ruto’s Likely Running Mate

Exclusive reports reaching The Star newspaper indicate that President Uhuru Kenyatta could have settled on Kenneth as his heir in the Mt Kenya region succession politics.

Although the President has not yet come out clean on the matter,Mr Kenneth’s appearance at a church function in Kapsaret on Sunday is said to have been organized by State House.

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With numerous youthful leaders line up to deputize William Ruto in 2022, Uhuru is however said to have keen interest in Kenneth, who has previously contested and lost the presidency and Nairobi governorship.

“The decision to have Peter Kenneth as chief guest at such a function in Deputy President William Ruto’s home was not by chance.”A senior politician from Mt Kenya told the Star yesterday.

“It was a well calculated move by State House to test waters and start positioning him for Ruto’s running mate,” the politician added.

Peter Kenneth being welcomed by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi at Kaptinga in Eldoret on June 24th/Photo Courtesy

At the event,Kenneth hinted at joining forces with the DP whom he described as a close friend and that his invitation to the DP Ruto’s turf was a sign of things to come. He promised to make his stand known in the course of the year.

“I was invited for a church function but the politicians have turned it into politics and that is a clear sign of what is ahead.”Kenneth hinted.

You know when there are heavy clouds then the rain is about to fall and as you can see we have very heavy clouds here,” he further alluded.

Other likely candidates as DP Ruto’s running mate include Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, his deputy Kindiki Kithure, EAC Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya,Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri , Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi and his Murang’a counterpart Mwangi wa Iria.

Others that are adversely mentioned are Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa.

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