Through his official social media page, Kuria noted that Karua’s decision to join Azimio was informed by her conviction and political ideologies.
“I respect the decision by my sister Martha Karua to join Azimio just like she respected my decision to join the Kenya Kwanza Alliance. Ultimately Kenya is the winner and democracy will prevail. May the best team win,” Kuria stated.
The party leaders, Moses Kuria (Chama Cha Kazi), Martha Karua (Narc-Kenya) and Mwangi Kiunjuri (The Service Party) founded the Mt Kenya Unity Forum which was among the first alliances to champion interests of the Central Kenya residents.
After joining Azimio, Raila noted that it took an hour to convince Karua to join his side. The ODM boss stated that during the meeting the two recounted how they have worked together in the past.
He added that they have a one-of-a-kind experience that he doesn’t share with other politicians, thus decided to reignite their working partnership ahead of the August 9 polls.
Kuria attempted to convince Karua to join Kenya Kwanza prior to the former 2013 Presidential candidate opting for Azimio la Umoja.
The lawmaker opined that Karua and Ruto would form a formidable team that would eventually win the polls with a landslide.
He, however, maintained that in the event that Karua choose a different alliance, they would remain political allies.
“Pick a side and put on your jersey. I look forward to an imminent Ruto – Karua ticket to save this country from eternal dynastic domination and give hope to millions of children who went to school bare-footed.
“If you decide otherwise, you will still remain my sister, my senior and my friend,” Kuria wrote.
Before announcing her move to join Azimio, Karua revealed that One Kenya Alliance (OKA) broke after she was sidelined in the signing of their coalition pact with Azimio la Umoja.
OKA co-principals, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Gideon Moi (KANU), and Cyrus Jirongo (UDP), signed the deal in support of Raila’s presidency.
“One Kenya Alliance (OKA) was our collaborators for the sole purpose of negotiating together. But our colleagues decided to sign an agreement on their own during the Azimio National Delegates Conference. This means the sole purpose of forming OKA failed on that day. But we are still friends,” she stated.
“As Narc Kenya, we cannot hold anyone back. I don’t want to use the word betrayal because we all had the freedom to opt in or out of OKA. So it is their right.”