The Star (Nairobi)

8 November 2012

Kenya: Kisii Youth Back Peter Kenneth

Kenya National Congress presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth has received a boost for his presidential quest after a group of youthful leaders from Kisii declared support for him yesterday.

The leaders, who include aspirants for various seats in Nyamira and Kisii counties, said they support the Gatnga MP due to his track record in development and vision for Kenya. Some of the aspirants have decamped from ODM and the United Republican Party to KNC.

"We have looked around and identified Peter Kenneth as the only progressive leader who has a wider agenda for the country," said Kisii Consultative Leaders Forum chairman Joash Nyamoko.

He said Kenneth does not have any tribal tag and this will help in fostering national unity as he appeals across all communities. The leaders made the remark in a Nairobi hotel after meeting to strategise on how to spearhead KNC campaigns in the two Gusii counties. The meeting came after only two day's of the KNC aspirant launch of his presidential campaign.

Other who attended the meeting were Engineer Mochoge, Lukas Mogoa, Joseph Rioba, Isaac Maragia, Fred Orora, Shadrack Mose and Peter Opande.

"Kenneth and his party advocate from transformational leadership with the youth and women being streamlined in leadership position and that has pushed us to him," Mogoa added.

The aspirants said that after Kenneth's recent tour of Nyamira, they are planning to host another round of several rallies to popularise the party in the region which has been described as a swing vote.

"We want to campaign vigorous to change the political tilt in Gusii land and ensure our party get majority of elective seats," Nyamoko added.

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