Kanu will in the next two weeks make a decision on whether it will support Jubilee or a unified opposition in their presidential bid.
The independent party chairman Gideon Moi reiterated that the party will endeavour to seek a constructive partnership as long as its short and long-term political interests are safeguarded.
Speaking after the National Executive Council (NEC) yesterday, Moi however said that the political difference between him and Deputy President William Ruto will not influence the party’s choice of partnership.
“My difference with the Deputy President is not personal. We will be guided on what is good for the country and the party,” he said. Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat said the party’s NEC has deployed the Baringo Senator to engage both camps after which a decision will be made.
“The chairman has been mandated to consult widely on all available options for the party on the matter of the presidency and report back to NEC within two weeks for further deliberations,” said Salat.
Upon completion of the consultative process, Salat said the final decision will be presented at the National Delegates Conference (NDC) for ratification.
Kanu members were recently split over the remarks made by Salat at Bomas of Kenya during the opposition convention where he announced that the independence party will join hands with the opposition ahead of August general polls.
West Pokot Senator Professor John Lonyangapuo and his nominated counterpart Zipporah Kittony immediately called on Kanu supporters to ignore the sentiments made by Salat, saying the party was still looking for a suitable political player to work with, in the next general elections.
It was reported in December that President Uhuru Kenyatta personally telephoned Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi and urged him not to join the yet to be formed National Super Alliance (Nasa).
The party stalwarts further said it will fill aspirants in all elective positions apart from the presidency -which leaves room for negotiations on which candidate it will support.