Windsor Golf Club and Restaurant has been the center and theater of overnight meetings over the February Nairobi By-elections as Peter Kenneth backers push for his candidacy in Nairobi.
Peter Kenneth, who contested for Jubilee Nominations in 2017 and was floored by Sonko, though he accused Ruto of sabotaging his bid for the Gubernatorial seat.
Now that Ruto is not having any control of the Jubilee Party, his backers are convincing him to contest as nominations will be free and fair, which Kenneth, according to insiders says is very scared of any loss because it will show the world how unpopular he is.
Sources within the Windsor meeting says that Peter Kenneth wants Jubilee and ODM to front him as the preferred candidate because he enjoys both Uhuru and Raila friendship ties for many years. Also, if Jubilee and ODM fronts candidates, he will loose the By-elections irregardless of him vying as an independent candidate.
Jubilee Party hasn’t received any application from Peter Kenneth for membership as he had resigned as a member to vie as an independent candidate in 2017. The deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers are set for monday, 28th Dec 2020.
There are unconfirmed rumors that Tangatanga’s Margaret Wanjiru and Dennis Waweri camps that, Vice-Chair David Murathe wants to have PK as the only party candidate. If true, this will lead to implosion within the party ranks and file.
Peter Kenneth’s political ambitions have been overly championed by his home brokers who have gone silent as they fear a political backlash if Peter Kenneth attempts to vie and lose because he is unknown to many as he was last elected 15 years ago.
Political pundits say Peter Kenneth wants to leverage on the handshake’s goodwill to catapult him to the next level of his political life which is highly unlikely considering Raila Odinga’s ODM party has called for Party nominations for the Nairobi Gubernatorial. It is left to be seen how the situation will unfold from next week.