Registration of new KANU members within Mt. Kenya region will be undertaken digitally as a measure to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Regional Chairman, John Mukirai said the party register was also in the process of being updated digitally to conform with the changing world.
“Everything is moving towards the new technology and as an Independent Party, we will not be left behind other than to embrace the change,” the official said.
Speaking at the Roswan hotel on Saturday in Kirinyaga County this weekend during a consultative meeting for all the party officials from the region, Mukirai said the party was also in full support of the contents and aspirations of the BBI.
The official said after the BBI was crafted, its intentions were to bring every Kenyan on board in leadership.
He said those opposed to the BBI were unpatriotic and need to re-read the document looking for the good side.
“As we start implementing the contents of this document, we will also be ensuring the realization of the Big 4 agenda that our party leader has since started,” the official told the meeting.
Mukirai however warned that from now henceforth the party will no longer tolerate those who have continuously insulted President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“As party and being in full support of the government of the day under our able Chairman Senator Gideon Moi, we will not allow any politician to hurl insults at the president anymore and demand that he be accorded his due respect,” Mukirai told the gathering.
Speaking to the media at the same venue, the Tharaka-Nithi Party Branch Chairman, Peter Ndatho reminded the Muranga Senator, Irungu Kang’ata that his (Ndathos) county was not an extension of Meru as he had erroneously insinuated.
Ndatho said since Meru, like Tharaka-Nithi has its governor, Kang’ata’s assertion that once Meru received a benefit meant Tharaka has also enjoyed such a benefit was erroneous and misplaced.
“With due respect to Senator Kang’ata, he should know that Tharaka is among the 47 constitutionally established counties in Kenya and as such its people should be accorded and treated with the utmost respect they deserved ,”Ndatho maintained.
During the meeting, former Kirinyaga County Speaker, Wangechi Githinji was introduced as the regional Women League chairperson for the party.
She asked women to support the government’s development agenda and president Uhuru Kenyatta in his endeavor to leave a unified country in 2022.
The Local Party chairman and Host, Ngure Gathungu said unlike other political outfits, KANU was the only party which had remained visible after consecutive elections.
“Whenever general elections come along, many parties emerge for the purpose of securing political power only to fizzle out once such an outfit forms the government,” he said.
He said since Independence, even after losing power to the Rainbow coalition in 2002 where Mwai Kibaki beat Uhuru Kenyatta with a landslide victory, KANU had remained relevant and visible all over the country.
The Embu County Chairman and Regional Secretary, Dick Mukono said the vote-rich area was fully behind Senator Moi and was only waiting for his signal to get started.
By Irungu Mwangi