Independence party Kanu has formally announced that it will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in his bid to seek re-election in the August 8 general elections.
It is now expected that the Jubilee Party will work out an arrangement with Kanu ahead of the elections.
The announcement followed a closed door meeting that lasted for more than five hours attended by the party’s top organ, the National Executive Council (NEC) on Thursday at the Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Present in the meeting were party chairman and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Secretary-general Nick Salat, Zipporah Kitonny and West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo, among other NEC members.
The decision now dampens attempts by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) to work with Kanu, which still enjoys enormous influence in the vote-rich Rift Valley region.