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We’re the party to watch, says Kanu

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The Kenya African National Union (KANU) is currently in the process of revamping itself ahead of the forthcoming general elections, saying it is the party to watch.The party, which has already declared its intention to work with other like-minded political groupings, argues the Party of National Unity (PNU) alliance is bound to fail and it’s necessary for the partner parties to seek other alternatives in order to survive the political heat.Speaking to Capital News on Tuesday, Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat argued that President Kibaki’s failure to associate with PNU and endorse a presidential hopeful within the alliance proved that it was a sinking ship.

He further revealed that the party had opened its doors to more than 20 other political movements in the country, an indication that Kanu was pulling away from the PNU alliance.The party will retain its acronym but change its name to the Kenya Alliance for National Unity to enable other parties join it.“The PNU alliance was formed to assist the outgoing president and his absence, given that he was the flag bearer, is bound to make it irrelevant. His failure to endorse a candidate is another indication that PNU torch bearers will have to look for alternatives,” he noted.Some of the parties set to merge with Kanu include the People’s Democratic Party, Shirikisho Party, Democratic Party and Ford People.He also said that the PNU alliance lacked clarity. Click here