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.