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Peter Kenneth Speaks Out, Explains Why Ruto Has Been so Angry Lately

Deputy President William Ruto has finally realized that the Mt Kenya region is not with him, after years of hope, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth now says.

The vote rich region is among those which the DP has been very keen on as he seeks to get enough votes to enable him clinch the presidency next year.

But Kenneth observes that the region is not with Ruto and has instead opted to work with ODM leader Raila Odinga, Ruto's main rival and opponent.

This, he said in Nyeri on Saturday, is why the DP has been very angry lately and is using every opportunity he gets to attack and criticize area leaders.

He spoke as he called for calmness from the DP's side, telling him that politics doesn't have to be taken so seriously for the sake of the wellbeing of Kenyans.

"Some people have now realized that things have changed here and this is the reason behind the anger. But he needs to emulate Raila, if he could unite with Moi, Kibaki and Uhuru after competing with them then politics doesn't have to be about anger," he said.

He is among leaders who attended Raila's meeting with a section of Mt Kenya leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nyeri.

His remarks were echoed by former Molo MP Njenga Mungai, who said that Ruto is mistaken to think that the Kikuyu community will support his bid.

He claimed that this will not happen, promising to join hands with other politicians to aggressively campaign for Raila in Nakuru and Rift Valley.

Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni lauded Raila as a friend of the mountain, saying that it is through him that development projects are ongoing in the region.

He stated that things were hard for Uhuru-allied MPs after Ruto took away some of them, and it took Raila's efforts to enable government business to continue running smoothly in parliament.

"Only a few of us were left on the government side and we could not succeed alone but Raila's MPs have stood with us. Even the roads and dams you are seeing being built wouldn't be happening we're it not for Raila's MPs. Thank you and we will return a hand after you form the next government," he said.

He is among the leaders who have been publicly endorsing Raila even as some area leaders claim that the leader is a hard sell in the mountain.

Kenneth, on the other hand, is seen as Raila's possible running mate and Mt Kenya's highest representative in his government if he forms it.

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