Martha Karua Security Beefed Up Moments After Unveiled as Raila Odinga’s running mate in August Election.
Martha Karua security beefed up? Police from Kutus, Kirinyaga County visit the Azimio running mate’s rural home moments after she was unveiled
Police vehicles were seen entering her rural home in Kirinyaga moments after she was named Raila’s running mate.
Martha Karua security beefed up?
During a press conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Raila announced Karua as his running mate.
Raila cited the former justice minister’s experience in politics and public service as the reason she was the greatest choice for the job during the announcement on Monday, May 16.
“Following intense consultations, we have decided that the holder of this office of the Deputy President has to be a woman. I have picked as my running mate and minister for Constitutional Affairs, Martha Wangari Karua,” Raila said.
In his speech, the ODM boss took Kenyans through Karua’s journey from her days as a young lawyer to the accomplished politician she is today.
“She’s a fighter, not a quitter. She has a beautiful soul as exhibited by her love and passion for her children and grandchildren. As a core worker, I want her to finalise the work of making our constitution once and for all. She has the right pair of hands to accomplish this work,” he said.
In her acceptance speech, Karua said she is ready to fight and also thanked Raila for nominating her.
“I am deeply honoured by the decision to nominate me as the Deputy Presidential candidate for Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party. I stand before you fully aware of the implications and symbolism of this moment,” she said.