Karua’s selection as Raila’s deputy changed political tidings in Mt Kenya – Sabina Chege
Murang'a women representative Sabina Chege has said the United Democratic Alliance will now not gain more popularity in the Mt Kenya region since it is now time for Azimio to shine.
Chege said UDA wave was at peak few months ago but Azimio is now gaining grounds in the region.
She said the appointment of Martha Karua as Raila Odinga's running mate has changed the political tidings in the area adding that each day the former premier is gaining atleast a vote.
"UDA got to its peak and we don't expect its popularity to go higher. Azimio is currently the coalition that is on the rising trend,"she said.
She said the coalition is set to launch massive campaigns in the area so as to woo the locals to support Odinga's presidential bid.
"We are laying strategies for this and we will be using our grassroots coordinators to help us in reaching out to the people," she remarked.
Chege said the region cannot afford to be in opposition lest its people suffer for not having someone to represent their interests in government.
"We need to have leaders at the negotiating table to represent the interests of the people and also push for equal sharing of resources and this can't happen if we are not in the government," she said.
"I am also urging the locals to vote for leaders in the Azimio coalition so that we can have a good force to push government's agenda," she added.
While drumming up support for Odinga and Karua, Chege said the duo is the best bet the country can bank on.
"Odinga has contested for this seat for four times and this is the fifth time, I think we should give him a chance to lead the country and we see what he has in store for us," she added.