I did not endorse Kenneth for Nairobi Governor’s seat – Uhuru now says

President Uhuru Kenyatta has now said that he did not endorse Peter Kenneth for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.

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Through Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju, the president stated that he was neutral and did not have a favourite candidate for any seat.

“Our attention has been drawn to media reports suggesting that His Excellency the President, in his role as the leader of the Jubilee Party, has indicated support for a candidate in the Nairobi gubernatorial race. These reports are untrue.

“President has not endorsed any candidate, believing that Nairobi Jubilee members will make their choice in a free, fair and credible process at the nominations,” part of the statement read.

Speaking on Monday during the burial of former Gatanga MP David Murathe's father, Kenyatta seemingly endorsed Kenneth by telling Murang’a residents to pray for him and ensure he clinches the Nairobi Jubilee ticket for Nairobi. "I am calling on you Kirwara residents to pray for your son so that he can win the Jubilee ticket in Nairobi," the Head of State said.

Read Also: UHURU DISAPPOINTS SONKO AT LAST MINUTE AFTER NEW ANNOUNCEMENT He went ahead and invited the former Gatanga MP to speak to the residents. Kenneth vowed to fight and promised to usurp incumbent Evans Kidero if he clinches the ticket."I will fight to get the ticket and seat in Nairobi so that when I come to visit you I will be Nairobi governor, but I urge you all to vote for the President in the general elections to prove your love for your President," Kenneth said.

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