The ruling party is targeting to increase its membership to 15 million by 2027. The current UDA membership stands at 7.5 million members up from an initial of 5.4 million.
On Friday, President William Ruto, Leader of the ruling party, also told the outfit’s National Governing Council (NGC) convention that those who aspire to lead the party must win the support of its membership.
He promised free and fair elections where only registered party members would elect officials in their respective wards, constituencies, and counties.
“For us to build strong party we must involve people membership of this party,” he said at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Friday.
On his part, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua expressed confidence in President Ruto’s ability to lead the party to greater heights.
“We have the strongest foundation in UDA. Our structures are sound and the leadership under our Party Leader, focused.”
“No more shall we operate as underdogs, for we are the majority in both Houses of Parliament as well as county assemblies,” Gachagua said
The polls slated for December will pave the way for national elections where the party will pick office bearers to take over from interim officials.