Kanu will today unveil Baringo Senator Gideon Moi as its presidential candidate in next year’s election.
Secretary General Nick Salat yesterday exuded confidence that the independence party would be in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“For the last 15 going to 20 years we have not presented a presidential candidate. We will not make that mistake again and we will be going out there to engage other players,” said Salat.
This morning the party’s delegates will meet at the Bomas of Kenya to endorse Gideon for the top seat. Salat said Gideon (pictured) was the best leader to succeed President Kenyatta.
“We need a person who is ready to serve the country, not in the manner some have shown to be aggressive and they want it by force,” said Salat.
“Over the last many months, we have been reaching out to various interest groups and we are ready to rise to the occasion by offering leadership to this country,” said Salat.