Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential flag bearer Right Honorable Raila Odinga has today named Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua as his running mate.
Speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, the ODM Party leader Odinga praised Hon. Karua for her human rights record.
“I needed a true Joshua on my corner, one who will not be a turncoat. After a long search and reflection, together with consultation, I have arrived at the decision that the holder of this position must be a woman,” Hon. Odinga said
He added: “The office of the DP is a workshop which cannot compete with the presidency. The holder must be a co-worker.”
Martha Wangari Karua is a Kenyan politician and an advocate of social justice. She is a former long-standing member of parliament for Gichugu Constituency and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She was Minister for Justice until resigning from that position in April 2009.
Born in September 1957, in Kirinyanga County, and prior to government service, she was intimately involved in the defence of victims of illegal detentions and politically instigated charges during the repressive single-party era in Kenya. T
In thanking the Azimio la Umoja selection panel for their thorough and transparent process in the selection of the running mate; “The selection of a running mate is one of the most important decisions a presidential candidate has to make.”
She further added that, “If we can erode the power of corruption in our midst, we can finally cross the rubicon to the promised land.”
If elected in August the veteran politician will be Kenya’s first female deputy president.
Raila’s choice has split Azimio which saw Wiper Kenya party leader Kalonzo Musyoka bolt out.