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Leaders seek to revamp Kanu as it gets 6,000 new members

By Patrick Beja | July 25th 2021

KANU national chair Gideon Moi. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Kanu has launched a countrywide drive to revamp the outfit ahead of next year's General Election.

Kanu's Director of Party Organisation Job Waka said they will commence the process next month in preparation for the General Election.

He said party national Chairman Gideon Moi will launch the exercise in Mombasa County, targeting eligible voters, especially the youth.

Waka said the process aimed at popularising the party was initially scheduled to begin at the end of this month but it has been pushed to next month.

“The party is also in the process of restructuring its constitution ahead of next year’s polls,” he said.

KANU national chair Gideon Moi speaks after a meeting with Kiambu delegates. Left, Tiaty MP William Kamket and Gladys Chania. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Waka spoke at a branch retreat in Pride Inn Flamingo Beach Resort,  Mombasa.

Mombasa County Chapter Chairperson Rukia Rashid said despite the county being an ODM stronghold, they have managed to conduct a massive recruitment drive, with 6,000 residents joining the party.

Rashid said the party has a huge potential for growth, adding that the planned countrywide campaigns should boost its image.

She dismissed claims that the party is a passing cloud despite the slow pace in the recruitment of members.

“We have plans to have monthly local activities to keep the party alive and kicking,” she said.

Mombasa County Chapter Chairperson Rukia Rashid (third left) during a press conference at Tudor. [Omondi Onyango,Standard]

Kanu Coast Branch Secretary Bisher Yahya Bisher asked the national office to expedite the process of reclaiming the county office in the Mvita Sub-county.

Waka said the party will soon unveil its manifesto and give the way forward on whether it will field a presidential candidate or support one agreed on in a coalition of parties.

Currently, Gideon is a key figure in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) that also brings on board Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula of Ford Kenya.

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