Peter Kenneth

Peter Kenneth is a Kenyan politician

Peter Kenneth is a Kenyan politician who previously served as Member of Parliament for Gatanga Constituency between 2002 and 2013. 

He also worked in the government as an assistant minister in the ministries of Cooperative Development and Marketing and the Ministry of Finance. 

He was a presidential candidate in the 2013 general election vying on the Kenya National Congress Party (KNC) ticket. 

In 2017 he changed tact and decided to vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat using the Jubilee ticket. However, he lost in the party primaries and announced that he would be vying as an independent candidate where he was also defeated by Mike Sonko. 

He currently does not hold any political post in the country but occasionally gets involved in national political conversations. 

He has been vocal in supporting the ongoing BBI campaigns. In November 2020, he declared that Raila was the best fit to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta when his term ends in 2022.

However, he recently expressed interest in succeeding Uhuru as the Mt Kenyan leader and Kenya’s fifth president. He was determined to ensure that Uhuru completes his agendas of the last term with the hope of securing his support in the next general elections.

Peter Kenneth’s main notable political achievement would trace back to when he was an MP. In the 2011/ 2012 financial year, his constituency was declared as the best in utilizing the CDF finances. 

He provided funds to the vulnerable members of the Gatanga constituency which resulted in an increase in the general number of students. It was after this achievement that he decided to vie for presidency under the new constitution that was promulgated in 2010.