By Vitalis Kimutai
The Independence party Kanu is set to hold a Special National Delegates Council (NDC) meeting on Friday where radical changes in the party leadership structure and operations would be unveiled.
The meeting comes as national chairman Uhuru Kenyatta is under attack over last weekÂ¡Â¯s statement that he needed a month to make public the party he will use in gunning for the Presidency in the next polls.
"Being the Kanu chairman, Uhuru should have seized the opportunity to popularise the party. His lack of commitment has raised concern among members who are seeking direction and they expected the chairman to provide leadership," said Secretary General Nick Salat.
Salat said Kanu would go it alone in the next general election and that aspiring candidates for the Presidency, Parliament, Senate, Gubernatorial, Women and County representatives should prepare for the nomination process.
NEC member Ahmed Bafadhil said he would ask Uhuru during the NDC meeting to step aside as the party chairman pending the determination of a case facing him before the International Criminal Court ( ICC) over the 2007 post-election violence in the country.
"I have received opposition following the position I have taken but nothing will deter me from exercising my democratic right as a party member," Bafadhil said in a statement on Monday.
Uhuru is expected to be put to task over his association with PNU Alliance without the authority of the party organs.
During a retreat in Naivasha in December, last year, Uhuru was put to task by NEC and Parliamentary Group members for failure to hold consultative meetings with officials to address various issues.