Martha Karua Responds After Losing to Ruto in Her Polling Station

  • Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua during the running mates debate on July 19, 2022.
    Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua during the running mates debate on July 19, 2022.
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  • Azimio Presidential running mate Martha Karua has responded after Deputy President William Ruto garnered more votes than Raila Odinga in her polling station.

    Odinga managed 311 votes (25.2 per cent) against Ruto's 911 votes (74 per cent) of the ballots cast at Mugumo Primary School, where Karua cast her ballot.

    In a brief comment, she welcomed the results noting that it was the decision of the people. She, however, noted that the outcome did not represent her political stand.

    Azimio Running mate Martha Karua casts her vote at Mugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency.
    Azimio Running mate Martha Karua casts her vote at Mugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency.
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    "Will always go with my heart! It's not done till it's done," the Narc Kenya party leader reverberated.

    Karua brushed off the ridicule by a Kenyan voter, who further called her out for changing her stance and supporting the proposers of the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI).

    The Narc Kenya party leader further congratulated Azimio candidate Naisula Lesuuda for her provisional victory in the Samburu West parliamentary ticket.

    However, Raila's Deputy President-designate was not the only one who failed to deliver votes to the ODM party leader.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite publicly endorsing and campaigning for the former Premier, garnered 32.8 per cent of the votesĀ (479) compared to Ruto's 983.

    Karua was poised to counter the effect of Kenya Kwanza's influence in the Mount Kenya region and shift the electorate's vote in favour of Odinga.

    Speaking during a joint interview with vernacular radio and TV stations, Uhuru sympathised with the electorate from his backyard, stating that they had been misled to turn against him.

    The Head of State further noted that the BBI would have been of great benefit to his people - adding that its death at the Supreme Court was his biggest regret.

    "My people in Mt Kenya were duped to believe that my plan to bring the one man one shilling ruling was about me. They were told to hate me but now I will be hanging out with my grandkids while the problem remains unresolved," he declared.

    However, UDA running mate, Rigathi Gachagua, dismissed the President, arguing that he was the mastermind of the division in the region.

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a previous interview with three local radio stations at State House Nairobi on August 7, 2020.
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