NARC party leader Martha Karua has issued a statement after missing Azimio la Umoja National Delegates Conference (NDC) at KICC.
The NARC party leader was the only One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principal who missed the NDC with KANU’s Gideon Moi, Cyrus Jirongo of UDM and Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka in attendance.
As expected, the NDC would have served as a platform for Kalonzo to announce his decision to shelve his presidential ambitions in favour of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidency.
However, Karua’s voice on the matter remained silent with political pundits perplexed by her absence at the meeting.
“Where is Martha Karua?” Asked veteran journalist David Makali, to which the NARC party leader answered, “Relaxing at home.”
During the NDC, President Uhuru Kenyatta led numerous political leaders in endorsing Raila as the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate.
26 political parties including the Wiper party, have officially signed the coalition agreement committing to work with Azimio la Umoja.
The secretary-general and chair of each party would form their respective plenaries that will work on the finer details of the coalition agreement.
Azimio la Umoja was originally conceptualised by Raila, whose party has been partnering with the ruling Jubilee party since the 2018 Uhuru-Raila political truce.
In August 2021, the Jubilee Party’s National Management Committee (NMC) approved a pre-election deal ODM.
“Following various high-level consultations within the Jubilee Party that culminated in a joint NMC and Parliamentary leadership meeting this morning, the NMC granted permission to the Party Secretariat to formally engage with ODM Party in drawing a framework agreement on a pre-election coalition agreement,” ex-Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju said at the time.
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