President Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Denies He Endorsed Peter Kenneth for Nairobi Governor
President Uhuru Kenyatta has denied that he endorsed Peter Kenneth for the post of Nairobi Governor.
At a press conference ahead of his Jubilee Party’s primaries on Friday, the President argued he only asked his home county residents to pray for him as he seeks the post.
President Kenyatta also urged for peace ahead of primaries in his party, seen as the greatest test yet.
On Thursday, the President told reporters there will be no room for violence and said party officials were under instruction disqualify violence merchants.
“The culture of hooliganism during elections cannot and will not be allowed to gain currency.
“Any acts of violence will lead to disqualification and misconduct will lead to penalty under the law,” he said.
The President warned against acts of violence generally as most political parties are also holding nominations, arguing the country must move forward from the perennial chaos seen at primaries.
But his focus was on the Jubilee Party which he leads.