The field in next year’s political playing field is crowded. The same faces are running ahead according to some opinion polls. In that crowded field, one man stands out for me. That man is Peter Kenneth.
Unlike other candidates PK is fresh. He is a young blood getting a first shot at the presidency. An impressive track record of service delivery in his constituency is something his freshness screams of. Fresh ideas, fresh personality, fresh way of doing things governance and fresh mode of campaigns are with PK.
Nearly all the other contenders have some baggage. PK has no baggage. (that I know, I know he isn't an angel) while some have huge charges hovering over their heads, others corruption related pasts, others looking to fulfill past botched ambitions, PK is presenting a CV chequered with records of industrious duty and past molded out of a humble beginning.
Although he may have chosen to play the ethnic card and join other believed to be his kin, PK has decided to choose the tribe called Kenya. While some people try to pigeonhole him to an ethnic cocoon, he has chosen to tread a different path- to walk alongside the Kenyan people no matter the connotation of their names and sound of speech in their first language. PK is as Kenyan as you can find.
We all want to belong to a family. A man who takes care of his wife, kids and mother is a responsible person. The true quality of a man is measured by the type of a family he has. Andrew did a good job at humanizing his father but he didn't have to do that because what he produced just by standing to speak was enough to make any man want to be a father. Such is the man I want for my president. PK is a family man.
Economists will agree that numbers are important. If a man can stand and tell you the most important numbers and what they could do. For example, how much we used to raise ten years ago and what we raise now in revenue and why they haven’t helped us: that is my man. The figures are just as important as the policies. Awareness of the figures and what to do with them to solve our problems of health, economy, and jobs among others is key. He has shown he can try. Unlike other people running around trying to make the ethnic figures count.PK has the right figures.
Sheng is the language of the youth. 60% of Kenya’s population is youthful. It is this group that suffers most from unemployment, poor education levels, fewer opportunities to progress and hopelessness. PK is identifying with us;the youth, speaking our language, we can bet on him to make life better for his children who won’t be out of the youth bracket even if we gave him two terms.
Making it to the top doesn't come easy. It requires tireless toil, hard work and a never say die attitude. PK embodies hard work.
Andrew has looks. He is a chip off the old block. If for once we needed a hunk president, PK is the man. (My female friends say he is hot)
Kenya is a beautiful nation. We thrive in our diversity. We share a heritage like no other. We are unique; even peculiar. Let’s unite. Shove our differences aside and start seeing through the lens called Kenya. The future of Kenya is with PK.
End. Register to vote. Make your vote count. I stand with PK.
photos courtesy of PK facebook page.