By Vitalis Kimutai
On Saturday a parallel wing of the Independence party, that counts among its founders his father and Kenyaâs first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, convenes a special National Delegates Conference (NDC) at whose end it is expected Uhuru would be replaced as party chairman.
What is significant is that despite the notices for the meeting, Uhuru has, unlike in the past, not put up a fight or showed interest in any.
The symbolism of the event for Kanu&searchbutton=SEARCH'> Kanu is discernible from the fact that the meeting at Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani, will come just about two weeks before the window closes for political parties to comply with the new Political Parties Act.
With 18 days to go before this deadline, sources within the DPMâs circle confided in The Standard that it is true that plans have been finalised for Uhuru to leave Kanu&searchbutton=SEARCH'> Kanu. He has been party chairman, a position he took over from retired President Moi in 2003.
All indications are that Uhuru will move to the National Alliance Party of Kenya (NAPK), taken over from businessman Nginyo Kariuki last month.