Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by simplemind, Apr 14, 2012.
Surprise,surprise ! Exit Uhuru enter Maina Njenga, man of the moment.
This is what has happened according to the dailies:
Kanu kicks out Uhuru, Moi gets nod as interim chair
New Kanu interim chairman Gideon Moi (left) is congratulated by Naivasha MP John Mututho during the Special National Delegates Conference at Kasarani, Nairobi April 14, 2012.
By OLIVER MATHENGE
Posted Saturday, April 14 2012 at 14:36
The Kenya African National Union (Kanu) has kicked out its chairman Uhuru Kenyatta and replaced him with his deputy Gideon Moi on an interim capacity.
Mr Moi will act as chairman for the next two months as the party prepares to hold fresh elections.
In the resolutions read by acting secretary general Nick Salat during a Special National Delegates Conference at Kasarani, Nairobi Saturday, he was also mandated to submit Kanu's application for full registration in the coming week.
The conference also adopted a new constitution that aims at restructuring the management of the party. The new Kanu constitution curtails the powers of the chairman and transfers most of the mandate to the secretary general and the party organs.
Mr Kenyatta and his allies skipped the meeting after they earlier termed it as "illegal".
The meeting marked what appeared to be the end of persistent wrangles that have dogged the independence party for years.
On Thursday, Mr Kenyatta issued a statement saying that he was not interested in seeking re-election as the chairman. He also accused Mr Moi's group of stalling developments in the party including compliance with the Political Parties Act.
There was drama at the meeting when former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga made his entrance. The group nearly clashed with another said to have been plotting to disrupt the meeting.
Mr Moi, however, appeared to extend an olive branch by asking Mr Kenyatta's group to reconcile with them and forge ahead.
He said that the party has registered the required members in 30 Counties. He also said that the party has opened office in most of the Counties.
The chairman's powers have been transferred to the office of the secretary general and the national organising secretary. The new chairman will not have the powers to order fresh elections or to appoint a committee to run the affairs of party organs where necessary.
In the new Kanu constitution, the secretary general will head the secretariat, convene a NEC meeting which will have powers to order an NDC or National Governing Council (NGC).
The previous constitution says such meetings can only be presided over by the chairman "unless he is prevented by illness or other sufficient cause."
While previously, the chairman had the powers to call for an NDC, this will now only be done by the NEC.
Mr Kenyatta's camp has accused Mr Moi's camp of delaying compliance with the Political Parties Act when it moved to court last year and halted the recruitment of members.
The court stopped the recruitment drive in June 2011 after Mr Salat and Coast NEC Representative Abdulrahman Ahmed Abdalla filed a suit against Mr Kenyatta and Justin Muturi.
The court order restrained the two from directly or indirectly initiating the recruitment process, which was due to start the first week of June last year.
Kanu kicks out Uhuru, Moi gets nod as interim chair*- Politics*|nation.co.ke
It could good news to ICC
mi nimependa hivyo vitambulisho vyao tu! Sijui ni national ids?
Kenyatta alikuwa hana interest na KANU, hii inaongeza another twist kwenye mchakato wa uraisi. Sintashangaa RAO ikishirikiana na KANU, maana hii itapunguza kasi ya Uhuru na Ruttoh