Kenya African National Union [KANU]

KANU YAJENGA NCHI

 

Kenya African National Union

 

EXECUTIVE DIREC.

JOSEPH MATHAAI

CHAIRMAN

HON. UHURU KENYATTA

VICE CHAIRMAN

HON. GIDEON MOI

SECRETARY GENERAL

HON. NICK SALAT

TREASURER

ABDI ABDULLAHI

TELEPHONE

020 6751284, 6751817, 0722 515 173

WEBSITE

 

EMAIL

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PHYSICAL CONTACT

KANU HEAQUATERS CHANIA RD (YAYA CENTER)
P.O. BOX 72394 00200, NAIROBI KENYA.

Brief History
The Kenya African National Union, better known as KANU, ruled Kenya for nearly 40 years after its independence from British colonial rule in 1963, until its electoral loss at the end of 2002. It was known as Kenya African Union before it was renamed in 1960.
The Kenya African Study Union was a political organization formed in 1944 to articulate Kenyan grievances against the British colonial administration of the time. KASU, later renamed the Kenya African Union, attempted to be more inclusive than its successor Kikuyu Central Association by avoiding tribal politics.
Kenya African Union was led by Jomo Kenyatta from 1947.
In 1960 KAU merged with Kenya Independent Movement and the People's Congress Party to form Kenya African National Union (KANU).
From October 1952 to December 1959, Kenya was under a state of emergency arising from the "Mau Mau" rebellion against British colonial rule. During this period, African participation in the political process increased rapidly. The first direct elections for Africans to the Legislative Council took place in 1957.
The Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) was founded in 1960, to challenge KANU. KADU's aim was to defend the interests of the tribes so-called KAMATUSA (an acronym for Kalenjin, Maasai, Turkana and Samburu), against the dominance of the larger Luo (Kenya) and Kĩkũyũ tribes that comprised the majority of KANU's membership (Kenyatta himself being a Kĩkũyũ). KADU pressed for a federal constitution, while KANU was in favour of centralism.
The advantage lay with the numerically stronger KANU, and the British government was finally forced to remove all provisions of a federal nature from the constitution.

Objectives;

-Good governance
-Economic performance challenges and prospects
-Economic recovery
-Agriculture
-Health
-Physical Infrastructure
-Social infastructure
-Enviromental protection
-Tourism