A section of leaders in Murang’a want President Uhuru Kenyatta to give former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth a cabinet slot.
The leaders said Kenneth performed well when he was a minister during Mwai Kibaki’s era and thus the President should consider him in the event of a reshuffle.
Speaking when they visited Mabae Primary School in Gatanga, the leaders said the President should bring on board people who are ready and committed to see his development agenda achieved.
The leaders included MPs Joseph Nduati (Gatanga), Peter Kimari (Mathioya), Gichuki Mugambi (Othaya), Water Principal Secretary Joseph Irungu and Education chief administrative secretary Zack Kinuthia.
“The president should do away with the leaders who are trying to bring him down, let him pick the right individuals who will spearhead his development agenda as it’s only two years to his term’s end,” Irungu said.
Mathioya MP, Kimari said some Cabinet Secretaries including Roads CS James Macharia who have done ‘commendable’ job should be retained.
Kenneth who was in attendance said he was ready to work with the President and help him achieve his development goals.
He observed that the presidency should be respected especially by leaders who are elected on Jubilee ticket.
“The president is determined to work for the Kenyans and I am ready to support him to achieve his agenda considering his term come to an end in two years,” said the former local government minister.
He said Kenyatta will remain the leader of Mount Kenya populace even after his term elapses thus calling on Kikuyu community to remain united as they negotiate a stake in the next government.
“The community is big and we must be on the table to negotiate our part in the next government after 2022,” he added.
Kenneth underscored the BBI saying the initiative is aimed at strengthening unity in the country and also improve service delivery in government institutions.
By Bernard Munyao