By Beth Nyaga
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has officially joined The National Alliance (TNA) party.
While receiving Waiguru into the party, TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo clarified that the party will treat each member fairly saying nobody would be favored in the nominations.
Waiguru was awarded a golden membership certificate and said she would actively participate in the merger of parties affiliated to the Jubilee Party in early September.
Waiguru also hinted that she would vie for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat.
“I am moving from being a civil servant to being a politician,” she said at a press conference held at TNA headquarters in Nairobi on Friday.
“I am cut for the task, with God ahead and the support of the people of Kirinyaga, we will make it,” she said.
Some 12 political parties, including President Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA and Deputy President William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP), agreed to fold and join the new movement.
The parties will be dissolved officially on September 9th.
However several parties among them the Kenya African National Union (Kanu) and the National Vision Party (NVP) have insisted that they will not be disolved but will work as affiliates to the new party.
Waiguru became the first cabinet secretary to leave office in September 2015 after she was adversely mentioned in the infamous NYS scandal where over KSh 791 million were looted through projects.
She denied any wrongdoing and claimed she was a whistleblower who unearthed the looting.
However, sustained public pressure saw her leave office but maintained that she had done so following advice from her doctor.
She asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to give her lighter duties.