Kanu to launch massive recruitment ahead of 2022 elections
Saturday, August 1st, 2020 17:57 | 3 mins read
Mt. Kenya chairman for Kenya African National Union (KANU) Njunge Mukirae has said the party will launch mass recruitment drives of members this week.
He said the former ruling party will then start a door to door campaign aimed at popularizing Baringo senator Gideon Moi as it's 2022 Presidential candidate.
"Gideon Moi is our best bet as Central region residents in 2022 and he has assured us that he will steer our area and the country to greater heights of development devoid of corruption," said Njunge.
He called upon the Kenyan youths to join Kanu noting that it has already signed a coalition agreement with the ruling party Jubilee as an 'open secret that President Uhuru Kenyatta will throw his weight behind Moi' in the 2022 General Election.
The chairman said that the recruitment drive will be easy owing to the fact that Kanu has leadership structures across the country.
"Our party is the only one in the country with structures in every corner of the country and has remained steadfast in the face of volatile political dynamics," he said.
Speaking to People Daily in Limuru, he also raised the alarm over the irregular sale of party assets by unscrupulous party officials.
Mukirae who doubles as the Kiambu County Kanu vice-chairman claimed that some greedy officeholders are colluding with cartels to sell off party houses and plots.
He appealed to county governments across the country as well as regional commissioners not to sanction any transfer of Kanu properties without the consent of the party chairman Gideon Moi.
"All transactions, party affairs, and businesses must be authorized by the party National Chairman Gideon Moi and respective bonafide elected leaders in every region," said the chairman.
He said it should dawn on those unlawfully disposing of party properties that the same have inventories and hence easily traceable and advised those who might have been duped into buying such properties to demand reimbursement of their cash.
Mukirae said that plans of rejuvenating the former ruling party have already rolled out adding that the same will start by reclaiming all grabbed party properties.
"We will soon embark on reclaiming party properties particularly offices and then rehabilitate them by painting them," he said.
The chairman said that the Kanu national office had remained functional all along and that only some regional offices had slumbered particularly in the central region.
"The party is very vibrant particularly in the Rift Valley and parts of the North Eastern and we are determined to follow suit and revitalize it in Mt.Kenya," he said.
The chairman while calling on Kenyan to follow all the government and ministry of health guidelines to avoid the spread of Covid-19 appealed to all Mt.Kenya party leaders to start recruiting party members and potential candidates ahead of the 2022 general election.
"Kanu will be the party to watch in the future and thousands of people will stream into it in droves and that's why we should start preparing ourselves in advance," he said.
He said that the party would form coalitions with other progressive parties in order to win the 2022 Presidential seat.
Though he is yet to openly declare his candidature, reliable sources intimate that Moi will fly Kanu flag in 2022 and that he will enjoy the support of a section of Jubilee members opposed to Deputy President William Ruto.
Early this year, Kiambu woman representative Gathoni Wamuchomba told Gideon to revamp the party in readiness for a mass exodus from Jubilee to it.
Two weeks later, she and the dethroned area governor Ferdinand Waititu lead a delegation to Kabarak where they swore allegiance to Gideon Moi.