Martha Karua declares support for Uhuru Kenyatta re-election

Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua who on December 19, 2015 admitted having received a Sh2 million “donation” to her presidential campaign from an employee of British American Tobacco after a British newspaper sensationally accused her of pocketing a Sh7.5 million bribe to help advance the firm’s commercial interests. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has declared support for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in 2017.

At the same time, she has reiterated her intention to gun for Kirinyaga governorship but on Narc-Kenya ticket, a party she said “will not join Jubilee to form an alliance”.

Speaking at Kianyaga Catholic Church in Gichugu on Thursday, Ms Karua said she had decided to back Mr Kenyatta because he is the choice of Kirinyaga people.

“My party will not be fielding a presidential candidate in 2017 and the residents from this region want Mr Kenyatta to go back to State House. I have no problem with that,” she told the 400 Narc-Kenya delegates at the church’s hall.

GRAFT FIGHT

“They should elect him to complete his two terms.”

Further, Ms Karua said she supported President Kenyatta’s fight against corruption.

“President Kenyatta is doing his best to fight corruption and I fully support his endeavours,” she said.

“I will join hands with the President to fight graft in the country. Everyone should back efforts by the Head of State,” she added.

Her announcement came as a surprise to many because Ms Karua has been a fierce critic of the Jubilee government, especially on how it has handled war on corruption, electoral reforms and the rule of law.

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