NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua was on Thursday compelled to explain her relationship with ODM leader Raila Odinga after declaring her support for President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 elections.
After announcing that she will support Kenyatta, Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale took to Twitter and sarcastically told Ms Karua that she had made the right decision since she would not have delivered votes to the Opposition.
— Boni Khalwale (@KBonimtetezi) November 10, 2016
Karua immediately responded to Khalwale telling him that she had never joined Odinga’s team but was merely working with the Opposition to push for reforms in the country.
I was never in cord but merely working with opposition!
— Martha Karua (@MarthaKarua) November 10, 2016
In a quick rejoinder, the Kakamega senator fired back saying, “Okay my sister. You know how much I respect you. He/She who fights and runs away lives to fight another day.”
In the past, Karua had warmed up to the Opposition which led many to believe that she had already joined the alliance claims she denied on Thursday after her announcement.
Speaking at Kianyaga Catholic Church in Gichugu, Karua stated that she had decided to support Kenyatta in the 2017 elections since he is the choice of Kirinyaga people.
She noted that the Head of State was determined to fight corruption and promised to support his efforts.
“My party will not be fielding a presidential candidate in 2017 and the residents from this region want Mr Kenyatta to go back to State House. I have no problem with that.”
“President Kenyatta is doing his best to fight corruption and I fully support his endeavours. I will join hands with the President to fight graft in the country. Everyone should back efforts by the Head of State,” Karua stated.
The former presidential contender reiterated that she would be in the Kirinyaga gubernatorial race on a NARC-Kenya party ticket.