Peter Kenneth (born 1965) is a Kenyan politician. He hails from the massive Mbari ya Muhuni family of Kirwara Sub-location of Gatanga Contituency in Murang’a County.
Peter Kenneth attended Bahati Uhuru Primary School (CPE) and later joined Starehe Boys Center and school for his ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels. He is a holder of a Law degree from the University of Nairobi,and Executive Programme International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also done numerous banking and Insurance courses.
Peter Kenneth is a banker by profession. Have worked for the following institutions;
Nationwide Finance company from 1985 to 1986
Prudential Finance and Bank (Rising up to manager) from 1986 to 1997
Kenya Reinsurance Company from 1997 to 2002
Alt. Director, Africa Reinsurance Corp from 1998 to 2001
Director, Industrial Development Bank (IDB) from 1998 to 2002
Chairman, Zep Reinsurance Company (ZEPRE) from 1998 to 2009
Peter Kenneth was first elected a Member of Parliament in December 2002 to represent people of Gatanga Constituency. a seat he has held up to date. Since 2003 he has held the following positions;
2008 – to date: Assistant Minister, Minister of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030.
Dec 2005 – 2007: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance.
Nov 2003 – 2005: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Cooperative Development and Marketing.
Interests and Hobbies
He has interests in Farming, Insurance, Real Estate and Manufacturing. He also has a lot of interest in sports, having been the chairman of Kenya Football Federation from 1996 to 2000. and FIFA Committee Member (FUTSAL) from 1998 to 2000. He also played as a goalkeeper for Re-Union football club.