Martha Karua, the leader of the Narc Kenya Party, has clarified her position on joining the Kenya Kwanza faction led by Deputy President William Ruto or the Azimio la Umoja faction led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The former Justice Minister claimed that she was buying time to figure out which of the two parties’ views would be most compatible with her own. She stated she was not a member of either of the two major parties.
Karua claimed that both factions had unscrupulous leaders who prioritized their own interests over service delivery.
“I’ve been asked what I think about the presidential election. There is no team in those two that is free of corruption.
“All I’m waiting for is to see which team has more decent people with whom I can collaborate to keep our resources from being taken,” she explained.
The Kirinyaga gubernatorial candidate also stated that she would cooperate with people in the coalition who are not corrupt in order to bring about change in the country.
“We will vote for the president, but only for the team that can save our country,” she stated emphatically.
When Raila’s Azimio La Umoja movement and Karua’s One Kenya Alliance struck a deal, Karua was unavailable. She also denied rumors that she was aligning herself with Kenya Kwanza after Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki revealed that she had been expected to attend the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) National Delegates Conference (NDC) on March 15.
Karua, on the other hand, instantly dismissed the reports as false. She stated that she would not attend Ruto’s endorsement event and did not show up in the end.
The former Gichungu Member of Parliament stated that she was focused on defeating incumbent Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru in her gubernatorial quest.