When the history of Kenya politics is written, Peter Kenneth will go down as one who did well.
Born November 27, 1965, in Bahati, Nairobi. He attended Bahati Uhuru Primary School and later joined Starehe Boys Centre for his “O” and “A” levels. He also pursued a Masters in Law at the University of Nairobi and an Executive programme at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also done numerous banking and insurance courses.
Before joining politics, Kenneth had gathered extensive corporate experience, having worked for institutions such as, Nationwide Finance Company, Prudential Finance and Bank, Kenya Reinsurance Corporation and the Kenya Football Federation where he served as the Chairman of KFF.
Peter Kenneth was first elected as Member of Parliament for Gatanga constituency in December 2002 on a National Rainbow Coalition ticket and was reelected for another term as Member of Parliament in 2007. Apart from being Member of Parliament, he was also appointed as assistant minister in the ministry of Finance and the ministry of planning and national development. Kenneth has always associated himself with clean politics
Under his leadership, Gatanga was declared as the constituency with the best utilization of the Constituency Development Fund for the financial year of 2011/2012
In 2013, he took a stab at the presidential race, which he vied for on a Kenya National Congress ticket, with Ronald Osumba as his running mate. He was the first presidential aspirant with no African name and he was also the first presidential candidate to release his very impressive manifesto, which sought to address the following areas: National security, Food security, Employment, Infrastructure, Health care, Education, tourism, Slum upgrade, Water, Agriculture, Diaspora, Environment and Manufacturing. Although he lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the impact was felt all over the political divide.
Kenneth is a great family man and is married to his wife, Anne with whom he has two children, namely, Andrew and Andrea.
Peter Kenneth is a staunch Christian who has been in the frontline when it comes to church matters. According to his children, their father raised them with strong Christian values.
In the upcoming 2017 general elections, Peter Kenneth has declared his interest in the gubernatorial race for Nairobi.
His interests include Farming, Insurance, Real Estate and Manufacturing. His hobbies include football, having been a goalkeeper while he was in school and even played for the Kenya Premier League at one point.