President Daniel Arap Moi

President Daniel Arap Moi (centre) leaves Kenyatta International Convention Centre at the height of Kanu rule. With him is Cabinet secretary Henry Kosgey (right) and the head of the Seventh Day Adventist, Pastor Wangai (left).


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Yippee! Kanu turns 61, but what is there to celebrate about our political parties?

What you need to know:

  • In 1986, President Daniel Arap Moi declared that the party was above government, Judiciary and Parliament.
  • When the final history of Kanu is written, it will be about intrigues, murder, mayhem and plunder.

The former ruling party Kanu this week turned 61 albeit without ballyhoo. And since a chief had once forced me to pay for Kanu membership, in exchange for my identity card, let me celebrate the party that later became the citadel of arrogance and hubris – until it was humbled at the ballot box.


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