Peter Kenneth presents nomination papers at Jubilee offices
The bid by Jubilee Party candidates seeking the Nairobi gubernatorial seat to reach a consensus seems to have failed after Peter Kenneth submitted his nomination documents to the party headquarters.
Kenneth, who was accompanied by Nairobi Jubilee Members of Parliament, led by Rachael Shebesh, Yusuf Hassan and Sonia Birdi was received by Jubilee Party Secretariat head, Raphael Tuju.
Curiously present was Mathare MP Steve Kariuki, the son of Bishop Margaret Wanjiru – who is also eyeing the Nairobi Governor seat on a Jubilee ticket and is rumored to have submitted his papers too.
This comes ahead of Jubilee primaries set for April and amid hostility between the Kenneth-led camp and Team Nairobi led by Senator Mike Sonko, Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja.
Speaking after Tuju accepted his papers, Kenneth said he is ready to face off with Sonko, Sakaja and Waweru in the nominations, adding that his main focus is to remove Governor Evans Kidero from office.
This also comes ahead of the April 26 deadline set by poll body – Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for all political parties to conduct their nominations exercises ahead of the August 8 General Election.