Raila Tosha, Martha Karua joins Azimio la Umoja

Martha Karua

Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua has joined the Azimio la Umoja coalition, ending weeks of speculation about the former Cabinet minister’s political moves.

The veteran politician joined the Azimio camp on Wednesday after intense consultation with the opposition chief at Serena Hotel.

“I’m here to confirm that from now onwards, Narc Kenya and I are supporting the Azimio La Umoja flagbearer Raila Odinga for the presidency,” she said.

She lauded the opposition chief as the best bet for the country saying she is ready to rally her supporters behind him.

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Narc Kenya secretary-general confirmed that the party resolved to open talks with the ODM leader for a possibility of working together ahead of the August 9, polls.

“The party has resolved to start having a conversation on working together with the leader of the Azimio,” Narc Kenya secretary-general said before Karua confirmed that a deal has been sealed.

Her joining Azimio La Umoja comes a day after she hinted at joining the Raila Odinga-led camp.

Ms Karua’s party was not at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on March 12 when her former colleagues in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) formally joined Azimio, leading to speculation that she could be headed to Deputy President William Ruto’s camp.

She later denied the allegations.

On Tuesday, she said OKA had ceased to exist immediately the principals joined Azimio.

Apart from Ms Karua, OKA had Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi, Cyrus Jirongo (United Democratic Party), David Ochieng’ (Movement for Democracy and Growth) and Irungu Nyakera (Farmers Party).

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