The Party of National Unity (PNU) is taking no chances in coming polls. The party has convened its National Delegates conference and expects a total of 5800 delegates from around the country to attend, today at Kasarani in Nairobi.
PNU is capitalizing on the fallout in Jubilee Party that has seen formation of two rival camps, one coalescing around President Kenyatta and the other backing Deputy President William Ruto to succeed him. The party is becoming a darling of many leaders especially from Mt Kenya who now want to be associated with it.
“We have also invited friends of PNU like Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, MP Jeremiah Kioni and Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya who is our former party leader.We want to do the NDC once and for all and go back and campaign vigorously to bring back the image of PNU under our slogan Kazi Iendelee (let work continue),” said the party’s Secretary General John Okemwa, adding that the party fully backs President Kenyatta’s development agenda.
The party’s NDC is to have National Executive Officials who will coordinate the party’s activities across the country as well as run an aggressive drive of recruiting new members at the grassroots. PNU is significant because it is the party which President Mwai Kibaki finished his term and went to retirement with. It is out of this reason that the Mt Kenya region feels connected to the party and it is much easier to sell it.