Martha Karua breaks silence after skipping Raila's big day

Martha Karua breaks silence after skipping Raila's big day

File image of ODM party leader Raila Odinga and Narc Kenya's Martha Karua during a past function.

Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua has taken to social media to address her absence from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga’s big day at KICC.

Karua was the only One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principal to skip the Azimio la Umoja National Delegates Convention (NDC) at KICC, with Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka and KANU’s Gideon Moi as well as UDM party boss Cyrus Jirongo all present.

And, as fate would have it, the NDC would serve as the platform for Kalonzo to finally announce that he was putting aside his presidential ambitions in favour of Odinga, as well as that OKA had joined the Azimio la Umoja movement.

However, Karua’s voice to the matter remained silent following her absence, despite being one of the names in a very short list of proposed leaders from the Mt. Kenya region to deputise Odinga in the race to State House.

Veteran journalist David Makali was one of many Kenyans who noticed this conspicuous absence, and sought to find out the iron lady’s whereabouts.

“Where is Martha Karua?” Posed Makali on Twitter.

And, in classic iron lady style, Karua replied: “Relaxing at home”

— Martha Karua SC (@MarthaKarua) March 12, 2022

Odinga was on Saturday endorsed as the Azimio la Umoja movement joint presidential candidate ahead of the August 9 polls.

The NDC saw over 20 affiliate parties in attendance sign a coalition agreement to officially declare their alliance to the Azimio la Umoja outfit.

Among the parties were Wiper led by Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi’s KANU, Wafula Wamunyinyi’s DAP-K, as well as Governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap among others.

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