Politically, Kenya has got a very rich history from independence to date. Jomo Kenyatta was the country's first head of government who played a significant role in the transformation of Kenya from a colony of the British Empire into an independent republic. He led the Kenya African National Union (KANU) party from 1961 until his death. Kanu was very strong on symbols. Moi dies aged 95 - BBC News"/>During President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi's era, he once prophesied that "KANU will rule Kenya for 100 straight years. Chama cha Kanu ni Chama cha wenyewe,".
When he retired from politics, he ruled Kenya using a KANU ticket for 24 years. While Mzee Jomo Kenyatta ruled Kenya using KANU for 14 years. It means the party ruled Kenya for 38 years. Moi was referred to as a professor of politics where he taught many leaders how politics in Kenya keeps changing and what you need to do to stay relevant. In less than a year Kenya will conduct the general elections. William Ruto, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Musalia Mudavadi have shown interest in vying for Presidency 2022.
However, it's logically clear that KANU has never stopped ruling Kenya. Mwai Kibaki the third president of Kenya was molded politically by KANU. He started as a KANU member in 1963 straight after independence. KANU assisted him to be the Member of Parliament for Bahati Constituency, Nairobi and later went for the Othaya Constituency seat.
Uhuru Kenyatta the fourth President of Kenya, following the footsteps of his father he wanted to go for the presidency in 2002, he used a KANU ticket and remained a loyal member of KANU till 2012 whereby he formed TNA.
If Deputy President William Ruto wins in the 2022 elections, the number will continue since it is KANU that introduced Ruto in politics in 1992.
This means that President Moi's prophesy that KANU will rule Kenya for 100 years is very alive and it now sums 58 years while KANU members are ruling Kenya.
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