Showdown looming in Jubilee after TNA presented papers to registrar of political parties

TNA reborn amid reports of UhuRuto tension

Showdown looming in Jubilee after TNA presented papers to registrar

A showdown is looming in the governing Jubilee Party after a proposed party affiliated linked to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria presented registration documents to the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP).

The Transformational National Alliance (TNA) is seen as an attempt to reincarnate The National Alliance (TNA) wave that rode President Uhuru Kenyatta to power in 2013.

The presentation of documents seeking registration came a few days after Kuria, who is also a 2022 presidential aspirant, said it was a wrong move for TNA to merge with other political parties and form Jubilee.

The party is likely to face legal hurdles as it not only uses the initials TNA, but also bears a logo that closely resembles that of the initial TNA.

The new TNA will also use Kuria’s campaign slogan of “Kazi na Pesa” which loosely translates to money and jobs.

As required of us by law; we submitted two copies of the party constitution, list of officials, duly filled PP1 and 2 forms and the code of conduct. We also presented the party logo, which is an eagle. Our party colours are red and blue and the slogan will be ‘’Pesa Na Kazi”, the proposed party said in a statement by Secretary General Arnold Maliba.

Maliba added that the new party would support a referendum to change the constitution that would expand the executive and change the composition of the Senate.

TNA supports an expanded Executive to include a Prime Minister and two deputies besides the President and his deputy”.

The Party also proposes speakers of the County Assemblies to act as senators for their respective counties. Under this model, the senate will only be required to meet once in a month. The party is also proposing the removal of all affirmative action seats,” Maliba stated on Monday.

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