August 9

Karua cautions Kenyans against electing politicians with questionable integrity

Sunday, June 12th, 2022 11:41 | By
Martha Karua
Martha Karua. PHOTO/Courtesy

Martha Karua has urged residents of Murang'a county to only vote for leaders allied to the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition in the August polls.

The Azimio presidential running mate said if the coalition wins a majority of the seats in the next election it will be easier to push the government agenda.

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua at a past function. PHOTO/Courtesy
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua at a past function. PHOTO/Courtesy

She said the aspirants under the coalition are aligned to the national agenda and will be able to deliver to the people.

"I am urging the residents of Murang'a to vote for the leaders under the Azimio coalition because we need them both at the county and the national level," she said.

She also urged the residents to choose their leaders wisely and only go for those who have passed the integrity test.

Speaking in Murang'a during a meeting with community health volunteers, the Narc Kenya leader also hinted at a possible merger of the parties under the Raila Odinga-led Azimio coalition in a move she said is aimed at strengthening the outfit.

Karua said negotiations are underway and by the end of this month they will have arrived at the appropriate decision on the way forward.

She said they want to approach the elections as one team as opposed to having several parties.

"We don't want to approach the elections with so many teams under the coalition because this will give our opponents the opportunity to beat us," she added.

Karua also revealed that the coalition might adopt negotiated democracy in places where there is more than one candidate under Azimio, to have only the strongest one go to the ballot.

"We will use a very transparent process and nobody should be worried that they will be forced to step aside," she added.

She said their government will strive to fulfil all its promises to the people and help improve their livelihoods.

"We have the plan laid out in our manifesto and I will personally ensure that all that we have promised will be implemented," she remarked.

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