"His continuous stay without a party has hindered our plans. We are indeed waiting for him to make that choice because we want party to party negotiations," said Cherengany MP Joshua Kutuny.
In the just concluded Cabinet reshuffle, those seen to be rubbing shoulders with him were left in the cold despite their widely recognised qualifications. Industrialisation Assistant Minister Nderitu Mureithi failed to get a Cabinet slot despite his qualifications and eloquence on economic matters after sliding from Uhuruâs lane into UDF.
The same fate befell Planning Assistant minister Peter Kenneth, who wants to compete with Uhuru for president.
Uhuruâs Cabinet slot went to Ndia MP Njeru Githae whose background in matter Finance and Accounts are dismal while a first term MP and back bencher Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau bagged a full Cabinet slot.
President Kibaki and former Vice-President Wamalwa Kijana nearly took over the NAPK in 2002, but abandoned the idea after disagreeing with the owner over a pre-election deal.
The party had been formed in 2000 and in 2002, a group of MPs calling themselves progressive forces suggested that all the opposition leaders gravitating around Kibaki and Wamalwa should join the outfit, but the idea was abandoned after the group rejected Nginyoâs terms.