Karua takes Azimio campaigns to Nyeri
Azimio-One Kenya presidential running mate Martha Karua on Thursday, July 21, returned to Nyeri county to sell the political outfit's agenda.
Speaking during the campaign trail, Karua, who made several stopovers at Mathira, Mukurweini, Othaya, Tetu, Nyeri and Kieni, urged the electorate to elect credible leaders who can help in the economic development of the county.
"I want to urge you to be careful in the forthcoming polls and don't make a mistake of choosing leaders whose interest is to loot public coffers; this country is losing Ksh2billion each day to cartels. Choose leaders who protect your interests," Karua stated.
She further pledged that the Azimio administration will deal with corrupt individuals to ensure Kenyans get value for their taxes if they win the August polls.
"Yesterday, you saw president Uhuru Kenyatta moving in to slash the price of maize flour. Our administration will not allow this to happen since we will have protected public funds that deny empowering farmers to produce enough for our country, "Karua stated.
Further, Karua hit out at Kenya Kwanza leaders, stating that most of them were misleading Kenyans by pretending they would fight graft. Yet, they are behind the nation's economic ruin.
"When Kenya kwanza leaders come here, they portray themselves as holy people, yet most of them are tainted with shady deals, and as such, they do not qualify to lead this nation, "Karua added.
She defended her principal following attacks by their opponents, which imply that they are aged, saying that they are the only leaders who can liberate the nation as they have good intentions.
"We are indeed old, but with our age, we are the only outfit who can be able to liberate this country from yokes of corruption and misuse of public funds, so why hesitate to elect us. Even Kibaki developed this country a lot, yet he was old. Jomo Kenyatta liberated the country from the colonies in his old age," Karua remarked.
Senator Ephraim Maina, vying for the Nyeri governor's seat, echoed Karua's sentiments saying that corruption is the greatest threat to economic development.
"We should be careful while electing leaders even at the grassroots level to avoid getting into a situation which we can put ourselves into blaming on each other later in our lives," said Maina.