Uhuru set to unveil new party in 10 days
Posted Thursday, May 10 2012 at 16:00
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to unveil The National Alliance (TNA) as his political vehicle for the presidency in the next elections on May 20.
Party officials Thursday said they will host a one-day forum for aspirants wishing to get the TNA ticket May 19.
They were speaking when they picked the party’s full registration certificate from the Registrar of Political Parties at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi.
“This marks the beginning of a new dispensation of a new party that will form the next government on a platform of youthful vigour. We will unveil this party officially on the 20th of this month,” TNA secretary general Onyango Oloo said.
TNA chairman Johnson Sakaja, Mr Kenyatta's aide, said that the party represents the face of Kenya and none of the officials would be running for any political position.
“Every Kenyan wants the same thing; to go about our lives peacefully and to have a fair chance at making something out of ourselves. This is what TNA is about.
"We bring to Kenya not only our youthfulness and professionalism, but a fresh take on what politics should be – a new way of thinking that we hope to transfer to the minds of our countrymen – that everything they want is possible,” Mr Sakaja said.
They were accompanied by Mr Kenyatta’s personal assistant Njee Muturi and other party officials.
Other TNA officials include deputy chairperson Lydia Mokaya, Treasurer Wambui Gichuru, deputy treasurer Dennis Kirwa, organising secretary Birya Chande, deputy organising secretary Genesio Mugo and deputy secretary general Charles Waithaka.
Meanwhile, Eldoret North MP William Ruto’s United Republican Party also secured a certificate of full registration. Mr Ruto was accompanied the party’s chairman Francis ole Kaparo to the registrar’s office to pick the certificate.
MPs Aden Duale, Joshua Kutuny, Issac Ruto and Chirau Mwakwere were also present.