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