Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has stated that he will still support Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga even if the selection panel fails to pick him as the running mate.
Addressing journalists moments after appearing before the panel Kenneth said that his support for Raila’s presidential bid is unconditional given his long term relation with the former PM.
“My support for Raila is more of passion ,I am on the record that I have never asked for anything and also among the candidates that have appeared before the panel I have walked with Raila the longest. In the unlikely event that I don’t meet the panel’s threshold I will still support Raila,” said Kenneth
The former lawmaker further stated that the Azimio’s ideology is well knit and that it covers the common citizen.
“I believe in some other things that are coming out in Azimio, I believe in social protection, I believe in universal healthcare because we must protect our people, and about ten years ago if you can recall I had some of them in my manifestos,” he added.
The veteran politician however demystified the Mount Kenya factor in the selection criteria stating that despite coming from central Kenya regions he has what it takes to deputise Raila.
According to Kenneth also describes himself as a national leader having served as the president of the FKF and also having traversed the whole country in search for votes when he vied for presidency in 2013.
“It is important to note that despite from coming from Mount Kenya region, I’m a national leader, I have traversed this country in 2013 when I campaigned to be the president, I also served as chairman of national football body. Yes Mount Kenya region is vote rich so anyone doing their mathematics would give Mount Kenya a priority,” he further stated.
By Rodgers Oduor