Officials in TNA insisted Uhuru is keen to ensure the process would be transparent, as his party’s slogan is Umoja, Uchumi na Uwazi (Unity, Economy and Transparency).
“TNA conducts free and fair elections,” one of the official said, explaining that it was the only party that carried out a free and transparent nomination process in Kangema and Kajiado North constituencies.
“To achieve an overwhelming majority in the Presidential, National and County elections through building and consolidating unity among all like-minded political parties and establishing a strong Unity Pact with such parties while ensuring inclusiveness of all communities and setting up a strong party mechanism that can mount an effective national campaign programme,” the pact states.
It envisions bringing “together like-minded political parties” into two categories: Level ‘A’ parties without a presidential candidate and supporting Uhuru Kenyatta’s Presidential candidature or Level ‘B’ parties that includes friendly parties which may have presidential candidates.
It states the purpose of the arrangement, which might appear complicated, is to support a single presidential candidate.