The newly formed Transformation National Alliance Party (TNAP) has been warned against using the initials TNA, which are largely associated with President Uhuru Kenyatta's now defunct The National Alliance party (TNA).
The Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu told the party to stick to its TNAP initials, in a letter dated May 10, as that is what her office has approved.
Nderitu also poked holes into the party's eagle logo, saying that it goes against section 6(3) of the Political Parties Act of 2011.
Acknowledging the letter, interim TNAP Secretary-General Arnold Maliba said that his party will abide by the directives.
He stated that the party will only use the approved acronym, adding that they have submitted a new logo with a replacement of the eagle.
“We had submitted other symbols including the image of a flamingo but for reasons beyond our knowledge, the registrar is not keen on us having a bird as a symbol even though other parties have birds as symbols,” he said as quoted Nation.
Ms Nderitu said that the registration process of the party whose identity colours are blue and red is in progress and might take up to six months.