Karua declares support for Uhuru’s 2017 re-election

Karua also confirmed that she will vie for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial position but on a Narc Kenya ticket and not President Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party.

 

Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua has declared that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2017 re-election bid.

At the same time, she confirmed that she will vie for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial position but on a Narc Kenya ticket and not President Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party.

Speaking at her former constituency in Gichugu on Thursday, 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 said.

She said that the president should complete his two terms and that the president will receive her full backing in the fight against corruption.

Her announcement came as a surprise to many as Karua had joined up with the opposition Cord in castigating the Jubilee government on matters corruption, electoral reforms among other issues.

Karua said her party Narc-Kenya would sponsor candidates for gubernatorial, senatorial, MP, women rep, and ward seats across the country.

Karua is seeking to become the first ever woman governor in a race that will see her square it off with former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru in what is shaping up to be one of the most eagerly awaited titanic battles in 2017.

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