A section of Jubilee Party legislators have castigated former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth for not doing much in defending the government.
The leaders have said Kenneth has not been doing a lot in championing the agenda of Jubilee government and mobilizing support for re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The legislators who on Sunday were traversing parts of Murang’a County to encourage people to register as voters alleged that Kenneth purports to support the President yet he is quiet when other leaders are defending the Jubilee government.
The leaders who were led by the Senate Majority leader Kithure Kindiki and Nairobi senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko alleged that the former Gatanga MP betrayed President Uhuru in 2013 and went to the extent of supporting his detention at the International Criminal Court.
“Some leaders who say they are supporting the president never come out to fight for the government even when it is facing attacks from the opposition, leaving the burden to a few leaders,” observed Kindiki.
He added that the Jubilee Party is ready to welcome new members but they should be prepared to support the government.
“All aspirants vying under the Jubilee Party have to work together to ensure the President and his deputy got an overwhelming win against the opposition,” he further noted.
The Tharaka Nithi Senator said Kenneth should be willing to go through the vetting process that will allow all Nairobi aspirants vying for the governor seat to choose one person who will get the party ticket.
“Let Kenneth not think he is above other people eying for Nairobi gubernatorial seat, he should be ready to go through nominations which will elect one candidate fronted by the party,” he added.
Kindiki wondered why the former Gatanga MP did not attend the party’s launch of the Smart card at Kasarani last Friday yet he claims to have joined the party.
Other leaders who were in the group included Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Murang’a women representative Sabina Chege.
Sonko on his part argued that when MPs went to Hague to support the President and even staged protests there, Kenneth was sponsored by unknown powers to weaken Uhuru’s votes in Central Kenya.
Sonko alleged that Kenneth has been working out on how to pay him so as to surrender his ambition of becoming Nairobi’s next governor.
On his part, Kuria said he is facing 16 court cases filed against him since 2013 as he fought for the Jubilee government, saying that Kenneth should not think that he can just come from nowhere and take the governor’s seat.