President Uhuru Kenyatta has denied endorsing Jubilee Party Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth for the Nairobi Governor’s seat.
Jubilee Party has refuted the reports saying the Head of State has pledged to remain neutral.
Uhuru on Saturday while in Gatanga constituency, asked the people of Gatanga to pray for their son Peter Kenneth as he looks for the Nairobi County top job.
“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,” the party said in a statement signed by Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
Mr Tuju went on, “The 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.”
President Kenyatta had on Saturday been accompanied by Mr Kenneth to the burial of Mzee William Gatuhi Murathe, the father of Jubilee Party vice-chairman David Murathe.
Mr Kenneth had represented the constituency untill 2013 when he bid for the presidency and came a distant fourth.