But after the heated meeting, Uhuru, Vice Chairman Gideon Moi, Secretary General Nick Salat and other officials announced the differences had been ironed out and a road map to revitalize the party had been laid out.
"We need to focus on revamping the party and comply with constitutional provisions. The party should play a leading role in the elections," said Uhuru.
Gideon said: "We are going to hit the ground running as we seek to make the party a formidable outfit."
Uhuru has said Kanu will conduct recruitment drives across the country and field candidates in all levels.
A revised party constitution will be tabled before the 4,200 delegates from the 47 Counties and the partyÂ¡Â¯s Parliamentary Group members of 15 MPs.
The meeting also seeks to comply with the new Political Parties Act, the Election Act and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act among other legal provisions.
The last time the party held NDC was in 2008 to comply with the Political Parties Act.
Proposals to change the party name to Kenya Alliance National Union on the grounds the word "African" was discriminative was rejected by NEC members.
"The party shall remain a corporate body with a common seal and shall have perpetual succession and may sue and be sued," the revised constitution states.
Life membership has been abolished and in its place, Gold and Ordinary categories created.
Decision to scrap life membership was informed by the fact that some politicians including President Kibaki, Prime Minister Odinga, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi Â¨C have not denounced their membership.