Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition flag bearer Raila Odinga has picked Martha Karua as his running mate ahead of the August 9 General Elections.
Raila made the big announcement during the unveiling event held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi on May 16, 2022.
The ODM leader explained that he settled on Karua because she is reliable and they can easily share ideology and furthermore because of her transformative agenda.
Karua was luck to win the slot and beat three possible candidates that were also eyeing the deputy position. They were; Peter Munya, Sabina Chege, Peter Kenneth and Kalonzo Musyoka
“The person who holds this office cannot be a competitor to the President. We have decided that the holder of this office has to be a woman. I will describe this woman – at the age of 24 she became one of the youngest magistrates. She was also among the youngest parliamentarians when elected to office in 1992
“When I was arrested and placed in detention, she led a team of 27 lawyers who defended me at great personal risk. My dear comrades, I have picked as my running mate, and Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the honourable Martha Wangari Karua,” he announced.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka who was among the shortlisted candidates skipped the ceremony.
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