How I Will Avoid Being Ruto-like Deputy: Martha Karua

  • Azimio la Umoja running mate, Martha Karua, speaks to the press on Monday, June 20.
    Azimio la Umoja running mate, Martha Karua, speaks to the press on Monday, June 20.
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  • Azimio la Umoja running mate, Martha Karua, has promised to respect her boss and solve disputes within the coalition with dignity should they form the next government. 

    Speaking to the press on Monday morning, June 20, Karua maintained that Kenyans needed to see results, which would be her core mandate within the Azimio administration led by Raila Odinga.

    Firing salvos at the current government, Karua noted that friction within a coalition should not be in the public domain and should be solved behind closed doors. 

    Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua at the Bomas of Kenya on Sunday, June 5.
    Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua at the Bomas of Kenya on Sunday, June 5.
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     "I know the role that I was called to serve and that is to be Raila's running mate. So, I will give him the respect he deserves, and likewise, he will do the same. "

    "If we have arguments, I will not be the type to talk evil of him. Sometimes, you may differ on opinions but such things are solved behind closed doors. The public wants results and not other theatrics."

    Karua alluded to the time she served in the late Mwai Kibaki's government in 2009, highlighting that she resigned at the time in a respectable manner and opted not to lash out at those who frustrated her duties. 

    "I was a minister in Kibaki's government before resigning. I delivered in the job I was given. When I resigned I did so respectfully."

    "I respect my captain Raila and I will never disrespect him or Kenyans. I am ready to work for Kenyans, I pray that God guides me," she reiterated. 

    The NARC-Kenya party leader also noted that the Azimio-led administration would be the the country's solution in taming graft.

    "We have fought this war on corruption before and with the right captains in office, the war shall be won."

    Karua also highlighted that their ticket would complete pending projects commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration. 

    "We promise to finish the projects that have been started and haven't been completed. We will have a plan to finish up developmental projects be it County or National projects."

    Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua during the launch of their manifesto on June 6, 2022.
    Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua during the launch of their manifesto on June 6, 2022.
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