Starehe Member of Parliament Maina Kamanda has blamed his defeat in the just concluded Jubilee primaries on his decision to back Peter Kenneth for the Nairobi gubernatorial position.

Maina who was opposed to Jubilee Party gubernatorial nominee, Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko, claimed that they were coerced to support the former Gatanga MP.

“The Peter Kenneth issue caused Jubilee leaders to be divided into two groups. I am saying right now that the issue has caused some leaders, who were seen to have endorsed Kenneth, big problems including losing in the nominations,” said Kamanda on Thursday.

“I was coerced to support Peter Kenneth by forces I will not disclose right now. But we have buried the hatchet,” added the MP.

“It is like Nairobians were not happy with us supporting Peter Kenneth.”

The veteran politician, who was speaking when conceding defeat to Vharles Njagua aka Jaguar at the Jubilee headquarters on Thursday, however, said that he will support Jubilee’s candidates in order to win all the elective seats in the city.

“All the same, we are not crying foul but let us forget what has happened and focus on the future, I will not lament about this issue,” added Kamanda.