Martha Karua Throws Weight Behind Uhuru Kenyatta 2017 Re-Election Bid

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Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has reiterated that she would not be running for President next year but rather would be supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid.

Speaking at Kianyaga Catholic Church in Gichugu Constituency, Karua said she decided to support President Kenyatta because he is the choice of the Kirinyaga people; where she intends to run for the Governor’s seat.

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”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,” she told the church’s congregation.

Martha Karua has, in the past, been a fierce critic of the Jubilee government. She made sure the Narc-Kenya Party did not join the Jubilee Party to form an alliance but has now stated that she also has no affiliation with the opposition – Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.

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The former Presidential candidate also backed CORD’s campaign to remove IEBC commissioners for their ineptitude to hold free and fair elections.

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Karua said:

”I am not a member of any alliance, even when we worked with the opposition, we always emphasized that Narc Kenya was just a friend of the opposition.”

The Narc leader went on to urge the congregation and her supporters to give President Kenyatta, who recognized her as a national hero during the Mashujaa Day celebrations this year, his two terms while supporting his fight against corruption.

”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.”

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The former Justice minister is going against Jubilee heavyweights including former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru for the governorship seat in a Jubilee stronghold.

She will be hoping her support for President Kenyatta’s re-election sways Jubilee voters to elect her.