Career banker endorsed for Senate
Peter Kathanga (center) when he was being endorsed by the pastors Forum for the Kirinyaga Senatorial seat
A career banker has been endorsed to vie for the Kirinyaga Senatorial seat come the general elections.
Peter Kathanga who retired after a chequerd career in the banking sector has been endorsed by the Mt Kenya Yes Pastors Forum.
The Forum said after having interacted freely with the aspirant ,there was no doubt he was equal to the task .
The Forum chairman Archbishop Dr Daniel Njagi said kathanga was the best suited for the job having a mastery in finance management spanning over two decades .
" Our great County requires the person of Kathanga who will ably be oversighting the County Executive and the County Assembly to ensure resources allocated for various development projects were well spent unlike during the two terms since devolution when there has not been anyone to play the watch do role ,"the Cleric .
Speaking at the Starwood hotel , Kerugoya town where the endorsement was pronounced infront of scores of Forum members,Njagi said Kathanga being a son of a former Gichugu MP Bernard Kathanga had good leadership traits inherited from his father.
Peter Kathanga acknowledging his endorsement for the Mt Kenya Yes Pastors for the Kirinyaga Senatorial seat at the Star woods Hotel Kerugoya
Kathanga started his career at the Cooperative Bank his father founded ,then proceed d to join the Cooperative Insurance Services ,as it's General Manager .
He then crossed over to the Commercial Bank Group as one of it's top managers from where he retired recently .
He assured the Forum that once elected he will always be available to play his oversight role effectively as prescribed in the Constitution .
" As your Senator ,I will be having qualified staff members who will be assisting me to thoroughly scrutinize all financial documents related to the county for proper utilization and accountability of resources from the national government and revenue collected from within the county ," he said.
The battle for the seat is on a level ground since the incubent Charles Kibiru is seeking for a gubernatorial position .
Kibiru who unseated Daniel Karaba during the 2017 general elections has been accused of laxity and failed to pray his over sight role until Governor Anne Waiguru was almost sent packing by the Senate.
Some of the Mt Kenya Yes Pastors Forum in a praise moments before they endorsed Peter Kathanga to run for the Kirinyaga Senatorial seat at the Star woods Hotel , Kerugoya
It will there fore be interesting to see how the electorate will treat Kibiru at the ballot should he proceed to vie for the coveted gubernatorial seat though he has since declared his intent .
Others who have declared their interests for the senatorial seat include the Assembly Majority Leader Kamau Murango and Karaba though it's still too early .
Already Kathanga has received blessings from his parents and the local Council of Elders to proceed to fight and capture the seat.