Azimio running mate Martha Karua on Wednesday, June 22, assured Kenya Kwanza politicians including Deputy President William Ruto that they will not be targeted should Raila Odinga win the August 9, general election.
Speaking in Nyahururu where responded to claims by Kenya Kwanza team that they were being targeted in the fight against graft, Karua stated that she would protect them from unfair trial when she assumes office.
The nominated Justice Cabinet Secretary in Raila Odinga’s government, assured opponents that nobody would be victimized in the fight against graft.
“Let them know that in the Azimio government, when I have been allocated the Justice and constitutional affairs, no one will be victimized, whether they are in government or in the opposition or my child.
“The same law will apply to all. The rights of all Kenyans will be protected if we assume office including that of the opposition because they are out brothers, because politics is not enmity,” she added.
Nonetheless, she pointed out that the leaders to ask themselves why their names keep popping up whenever graft is mentioned. She added that the Azimio team would not shy away from condemning theft of public resources but with dignity.
“Stop complaining that you are being targeted, ask yourself why your name is always mentioned. We are correcting you out of respect. If you have built your livelihood by stealing from the public and we say the truth, then that is your history,” she noted.
The Senior Counsel advised Ruto and his team to boldly face the accusations in court and take it upon themselves to prove their innocence and clear their names.
” If you are mentioned in graft, there are courts where both you and the accuser can give evidence and those who have been wrongly accused will be set free,” she added.
The Narc Kenya party leader reiterated her call for the electorate to evaluate candidates based on their integrity and performance record.
She further asked the residents in Nyahururu not to be hoodwinked by politicians who go around splashing money in campaigns.
DP Ruto and his allies have for the longest time accused government agencies such as the Ethics and the Anticorruption Commission (EACC), the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the National Police Service (NPS) of being weaponized.