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Martha Karua Joins Azimio la Umoja

NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua has joined Azimio la Umoja.  

Karua joined the movement on Wednesday, March 23 after a meeting with ODM leader and Azimio’s presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga. 

The no-nonsense politician popularly known as the ” Iron Lady” and who is eyeing the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat explained that she decided to move to Azimio after wide consultations with her party’s stakeholders and the electorate. 

Karua also endorsed Raila’s presidential bid. 

“I’m here to confirm that Narc Kenya and I are supporting the Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga,” she said. 

Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua and ODM leader Raila Odinga in a past function PHOTO/COURTESY

Karua said Narc Kenya’s support for Raila was without any “equivocation” while hailing Raila as one with a demonstrated track record being selfless and putting the interests of the country ahead of his personal interests.

She said while both the Azimio and Kenya Kwanza coalitions had fair share of looters, the former had far more good people.

“I’ve been looking keenly and I have been able to identify without much struggle a critical mass of good people in the Azimio coalition,” said Karua.

This comes a day after Karua accused Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and KANU chairman Gideon Moi of betraying other political parties in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) after signing an agreement to join Azimio la Umoja. 

The NARC party leader noted that OKA principals signed an agreement to approach any coalition talks jointly but Wiper and KANU joined Azimio 24-hours later. 

“OKA was our collaborators with the sole purpose being negotiating together meaning, we were to talk with other formations together. However, our colleagues entered another agreement during the Azimio National Delegates Conference (NDC)

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“In other words, the purpose of coming up with OKA collapsed that particular day,” Karua said. 

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