Martha Karua dismisses reports of split in Azimio amid political realignments following launch of Kamwene political outfit.
NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua has responded on claims that she has abandoned the Azimio coalition for a new outfit dubbed Kamwene.
The response by Karua comes after Azimio spokesperson alleged that the NARC-Kenya leader had abandoned the Azimio outfit for an ethnic-based movement, Kamwene.
‘’I am an unflinching member of Kamwene, NARC-Kenya, and Azimio Kenya all without contradiction,’’ stated Martha Karua.
Prof. Makau Mutua who served at the Azimio presidential secretariat accussed Karua and the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula of aligning in ethnic outfits.
‘’SAD to see senior folks like Hon. Wetangula of Kenya Kwanza and Martha Karua of NARC-Kenya retreat to their ethnic cocoons,” he said
‘’Ms. Karua is now in KAMWENE, a Kikuyu outfit and Mr. Wetangula is calling for Luhya ethnocentrism,’’ added Makau Mutua.
Karua and Jubilee Secretary General Jeremia Kioni have fronted a new coalition dubbed Kamwana Leadership Forum that they say will champion the interests of the Mt. Kenya region.
Martha Karua had earlier noted that the forum was just for leaders to speak out.
“It does not mean we are not in Azimio, if we weren’t we would say it without beating around the bush. You saw us speak as Azimio, today we are here speaking as Kamwene, tomorrow I will speak as Narc-Kenya, all these are spaces we occupy,” she said.
On the other hand, while calling for the Luyha region to come together, Wetang’ula stated that the region’s unity was not an option, saying it must count.
He called out the leaders who he said are “sowing seeds of discord” between him and Mudavadi.
“Musalia and I are working together and we will not allow and negative voices to divide us,” he said.
“Our collective vision has enabled us to so far reshape the political landscape, forging a new trajectory together,” he added.