As one way of revamping one of the country’s oldest party in its preparations for the 2022 polls, Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi has embarked on recruiting new Kanu Youths.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the Kanu party hosted a number of youth heads from all over the country at its headquarters office in Nairobi.
According to reports from the party, Kanu was holding a training session for the County Youth Coordinators in its bid to build capacities and enhance skills that Kanu claimed are pivotal in grounding their participation level within the party.
“The KANU Youth Congress is currently holding a training session for the County Youth Coordinators. The focus today is building capacities and enhancing skills that are pivotal in grounding their participation level within the party. #KanuTukoFresh,” stated Kanu through its Facebook page,”
“The vital cog in the running of political are the youth. That is why as a party, we constantly engage our youths and accord them the opportunity to contribute in the running and management of our affairs at every level,” continued the statement.
The youths were later on Thursday joined by the party leader Gideon who reiterated his support for the young generation which he termed as vital in the growth of the country.
“I am deeply humbled to have joined the KANU Youth Congress officials at our party headquarters today. I have reiterated that our support for their course, including Jukwaa Talks, is unflinching,” posted Gideon Moi.
Kanu’s decision to include the youths in its political preparations dates back to 1992 when former Presiden Moi formed Youths for Kanu led by then youthful William Ruto and former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo.
Youth for Kanu ’92 was a lobby group of politicians from the Kenya African National Union that was consolidated with the stated aim of rallying support and funding for the, then incumbent president of Kenya Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, in Kenya’s first multiparty elections since the end of the Cold war.
In 2018, Kanu announced its plans to revamp by reconstituting party branches nationwide in order to comply with the new constitution.
Kanu Executive Director Joseph Towett revealed that the party had embarked on the process to reconstitute itself and put in place structures in its preparations for 2022.
The party announced it was going to also unveil Kanu Women as one way of restructuring and strengthening the party.
Gideon Moi is expected to use the party as bargaining power in his bid to form the next government after Uhuru Kenyatta.