The fierce competition stoked by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession appears to have taken a tall on major parties. The parties’ leaders have been left fighting to quell rebellions that threaten their presidential bids in the next elections.
Kenya African National Union (Kanu), although not facing internal feuds, is not spared.
Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat admitted that the party had several vacancies to be filled in its hierarchy, especially the National Executive Council, the Women’s and the Youth leagues.
Mr Salat said for the party to reclaim its glory and increase its members, they must have grassroots polls and strengthen the party in readiness for the 2022 contest.
“We are not facing any issues of indiscipline or rebellion, but we have our challenges, which we must address in readiness for the 2022 polls,” said Salat.He added: “We must prepare ourselves better than before. To do that, we need to find a way of oiling our system. We need a well-oiled machinery to compete favourably in 2022.”