Raila endorses Peter Kenneth amid calls for Uhuru to appoint him Treasury CS

The leaders spoke at the burial of Peter Kenneth's mother

Raila  Odinga endorses Peter Kenneth amid calls for President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint him Treasury CS

A section of political leaders on Thursday called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth as Treasury Cabinet Secretary following the suspension of Henry Rotich.

The leaders were attending the funeral of Kenneth’s mother, Rachael Wambui Muhuni.

Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege said she supported the President’s fight against corruption and made reference to the arrest and suspension of Rotich.

We support your fight against corruption and we love you. If your people are unable to find good people who can work, we have our son here and you can pick him, he will do a very good job at Treasury,” Chege said while speaking in her vernacular Kikuyu language.

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata said he supported calls for Kenneth to head Treasury.

I support Sabina’s calls for Peter Kenneth to take up the vacancy at Treasury. He is a loved son of Murang’a,” the Senator said, also speaking in vernacular.

ODM Leader Raila Odinga, who was also present at Ms Muhuni’s burial, endorsed Kenneth for a government job but did not specifically mention Treasury.

Mr President, Peter Kenneth should be given a job to work for the people. He is a very disciplined man who does everything to perfection. From the bank industry, re-insurance, and in football where I share his passion. When I was Prime Minister, I also worked with him when he was at Treasury and he did a great job,” Odinga said.

Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto steered clear of the calls for Kenneth’s appointment.

The President on Wednesday appointed Labour CS Ukur Yatani to head Treasury in an acting CS ahead of a substantive appointment.

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