NAIROBI, Kenya, May 19 – Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta gets his big day on Sunday, when he launches his new party at the KICC and simultaneously across Kenya and in the Diaspora.
The event, whose cost is billed to run into several millions of shillings, aims to promote The National Alliance (TNA)party’s ideals.
Party Chairman Johnson Sakaja said that the much anticipated event headlined by a keynote speech to be delivered by Uhuru, will be graced by various political leaders and entertainment that will be streamed live countrywide.
“We shall have a launch of the National Alliance in Kisumu, Kakamega, Bungoma, Garissa, Mombasa and Eldoret. They’ll be three other launches outside the country in South Africa for Kenyans in Diaspora, in London and the United States,” he told a press conference on Saturday.
Sakaja said the event dubbed the “I Believe Experience” will reveal TNA’s party officials and unveil its vision for the country as well as promote its people-oriented manifesto.
City Hall Way and Parliament Road will be closed to motorists during the Sunday launch.
TNA received its certificate of registration last week, which was quickly followed by a message posted on Uhuru’s Facebook page congratulating the party.
“This is a party that is driven by the youth whom I believe should take up their rightful role in defining the leadership and destiny of our country. I am proud to be associated with a party such as this that captures the moment of our country and the aspirations of millions of Kenyans without reference to tribe, age or class. Hongera!” the post read.
After defecting from KANU where he was party chairman in early April this year, Uhuru indicated that he was not going to seek any elective post in the upcoming party elections.
According TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo, the party would meet aspirants on Saturday before Sunday’s official launch.
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