Kanu

Political Party

KANUs progressive legacy can be remembered by many in regards to food security, Peace and National Unity. More often than not, the free school milk in the 1980s during Moi's era under KANU is still engraved in Kenyans memories. The key figures or former members of the party have also contributed to the progressive legacy of the party among them is former President Moi who some consider a political genius. Since independence, KANU has nurtured politicians in Kenya and has made enormous contribution to political development in Kenya. Big names in Kenya’s political History; Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Moi, Tom Mboya, Jaramogi Odinga, George Saitoti, Kalonzo Musyoka, Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto among many other politicians sharpened their political acumen while serving in Kanu. At a time when KANU was at the country’s leadership helm, competitive elections were held often within the one-party framework. Between 1969 and 1982, Kenya retained "a system of open party primaries, in which aspirant candidates were free to contest which ensured a high level of competition within the party promoting internal democracy across board. KANU’s party hierarchy was instrumental in establishment of the multi-party democracy with the Repeal of Section 2A of Kenya’s Constitution in 1992 heralding a new era in Kenya’s political scene