Written by Phanice Pkemei
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Gatanga mp Peter Kenneth speaking at Uasin Gishu where he was opening Kenya National Congress party offices. Photo I Phankice Pkemei
Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth who is also the assistant minister in the ministry of Planning and National Development has assured Kenyans of his presidential bid.
Kenneth said he is focused on being the fourth president of Kenya adding that he will not change his mind.
He stressed that he will not be somebody's running mate silencing his critics who had doubted his presidential ambitions.
"I want to assure you that I am still the country's presidential aspirant and I have always remained clear on that. Some people have speculating that I am someone's running mate. I have a vision for Kenya and that is the reason I am vying for the top seat,” Kenneth said.
Speaking in Eldoret on Saturday while opening the Kenya National Congress Party Uasin Gishu County offices, he said that he has confidence that he will win the contest since has all that it takes.
He added that he has all the qualities of the next president urging the electorate to weigh other aspirants basing on their development records.
"If it is voting basing on integrity and development records I have them. I am not a tribalist and that is the character I will miss if you will vote basing on tribal alliances,” he added.
The legislator reiterated that those who have been in power for a long time can no longer bring change into the country’s leadership and the people should join hands in bringing new vibrant leaders to manage the country.
He said if elected, he will strengthen the country’s economy by focusing on agribusiness and bettering the infrastructure, fight tribalism, create job opportunities, tighten security and fight corruption.
“The youth unemployment riddle can be unraveled by capable leaders like me and I want you to elect me to work for you. I have excelled in my constituency through transparency and accountability in my work.”Kenneth said.
He also cautioned the communities against regrouping on tribal alliances adding that the move will cripple the country’s economy and promised to fight tribalism.
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