Youthful TNA team to reap from Uhuru’s win

Also listed is the party's Director of Communications Machel Waikenda who is in his early 30s and has been actively involved in the last leg of the Uhuru Kenyatta campaigns/FILE

Also listed is the party’s Director of Communications Machel Waikenda who is in his early 30s and has been actively involved in the last leg of the Uhuru Kenyatta campaigns/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14 – President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta’s party The National Alliance (TNA) is rewarding the team behind the party’s recent victory in the just concluded General Elections with nominations to various positions.

In a move seen to uphold the party’s promise of giving youthful members leadership opportunities, TNA’s campaign team led by party chairman Johnson Sakaja has been listed for nomination to Parliament and the Senate.

Also listed is the party’s Director of Communications Machel Waikenda who is in his early 30s and has been actively involved in the last leg of the Uhuru Kenyatta campaigns.

Waikenda contends that the country’s leadership needs fresh faces and new blood unlike other parties that appear to nominate the older generation who had lost in the General Election.

“We have time and again talked about transforming the country’s leadership yet some of the parties have elected their former leaders who lost in the General Election. It is time we gave the young people an opportunity,” he said.

Others set to benefit from the nominations are former Kanu nominated MP Amina Abdalla, Janet Teiyan, Dancun Maasai, Linda Muriuki, Mumina Konso Jillo, Cecilia Namulen and Martin Keino.

The list for Senate nomination has former Public Health Minister Beth Mugo and Journalist Naisula Lesuuda. Also on the list is former Youth Agenda Communications Officer Lydia Mathya.

JUDIE KABERIA

JUDIE KABERIA

Judie, a Special Projects Reporter started practicing journalism in 2003. She has worked in Kenya and Germany. Judie has scooped awards in Reproductive Health, Population, Gender and Development. She has participated in international conferences in Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands. Judie has written a booklet, 'Justice and Peace in the Kenyan Eye'. She has a soft spot for human rights, crime, peace and justice stories and she is now pursuing a Master's Degree at the University of Leicester (U.K).

  • Botlhe

    Kenya needs fresh minds and am for it if appointed according to their merits.

  • Josh10

    . I have not seen a luhya, kamba, somebody from coast…and where is Onyango Oloo position..

    • kirmatai

      Onyango Oloo is nominated to National Assembly…, and btw, its not about tribe here. the qualification here is youth…., irrespective of tribe….

      • Atieno

        Onyango Oloo the few pple from the lake side, like me …………..

    • http://twitter.com/McDMT The Dann Dan

      why dont u propose a list including everyone mr. nationalist?

    • http://twitter.com/CleanUpKenya KeNyAnA

      Onyango Oloo is very qualified individual. He is one of the most sensible pithy writers whose articles I have read.

  • Joan Natalia

    Sakaja is 28 not in his early 30’s

  • Murugs

    Good, most of them are young and from the Minority and marginalised communities, Sakaja=Mt Elgon, thanks for appreciating the youth!

  • http://twitter.com/Shiko_Msa shikomsa

    Beth Mugo.

  • sisemikitu

    Moses Kuria?

  • suluhisho

    Digital and Digital@heart all the way.

  • Gabby

    Actually, the laptop-per-child policy can trigger a ‘Savannah Valley’ ICT revolution and set up the country’s light-to-heavy assembly and manufacturing nucleus needed for industrialization. They should split this laptop procurement tenders and have the laptops assembled if not manufactured from scratch to create employment as opposed to importing whole products that create employment out there. With all the sand here that’d be used to make the silicon chips the whole world uses in their IT devices, better a ground-up manufacturing approach with a slant to technical transfer to locals. I believe they will do the right thing at the end.

    • Atieno

      Hapo sasa umenena

  • Kadzo

    No one from coast province.. You know there are young qualified persons from the coast as well.. Mr. President kindly reconsider..

    • Gabby

      Mainly in CORD and may cause disCORD. Anyway, good to consider young people from coast. Thanks Kadzo for a good post.

      • http://www.facebook.com/zuleikha.hassan.9 Zuleikha Hassan

        Kadzo I am nominated into the National Assembly for ODM and am from Coast.

  • gee

    Meanwhile cord is mobilizing its youth from kibera to go to outside supreme court and sing “haki yetu”. what a contrast.