Get 9600+CAT cable if your radio supports the serial CAT control and you intend on using it (optional) and/or if the digital mode of interest is capable of wider bandwidth operation and you intend on using that (e.g. winlink/vara).
Outside of the interface and control of the radio, I would recommend the Kenwood. I’ve seen people use Kenwood and other radios in high duty cycle use (as portable repeaters) and have yet to see a radio that would last as long as the Kenwood.
I know thats not the same use you intend, but based on your use I think you’d benefit from the reliability.
For the record this is coming from a guy who has owned a TMv71 (I loved it, just wanted to try digital and didn’t have the money to buy another radio) and currently has an Icom and two Yaesu mobile radios.