, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – In a bid to enhance its unity, The National Alliance (TNA) party on Thursday held a Parliamentary Group meeting amid allegations of disagreements amongst its members.
During the meeting attended by 75 Senators and Members of Parliament, they agreed to have recruitment across the country in the month of April to enlarge its membership.
They also agreed to have grassroots elections after the recruitment exercise.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Party Chairman Johnson Sakaja said the group also unanimously expressed confidence in the party leadership.
“We want to have initially a national recruitment that will be able to gauge the progress of the party,” he said.
“We have also agreed that we need to ensure TNA offices in all the 47 counties were operational and revive those that are not operational so that every member of the party and any member of the public can get access to our services.”
Kajiado North Member of Parliament Moses ole Sakuda, who was seen as the one pushing for a leadership overhaul in the party, said he only called for togetherness in a bid to strengthen the party.
“Actually, all along I have always said it is not about Sakaja or removing the Party Secretary General Onyango Oloo. All we were calling for is to make sure that the party is strengthened and active,” he said.
Sakuda said the leadership of the party needed to be more vibrant to ensure it maintains it popularity.
“We need people who can dedicate their entire time in popularizing the party. We have not seen any TNA rallies around the country since the March 4 General Election,” he noted.