Azimio women aspirants in Nairobi have vowed to support Raila Odinga in the August General elections.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Nairobi county leader Catherine Okoth noted that they are fully supporting Odinga despite losing their seats to other contenders.
“We also support his decision to pick Martha Karua as the deputy. We as women we will rally in his favour,” she added
Mukuru kwa Njenga aspirant Zara Abdi also echoed Okoth’s sentiments adding that even if she did not win a seat, she remains supportive.
“Those who chose men as running mates should feel challenged,” Abdi noted, acknowledging Karua as the first deputy president.
In her acceptance speech, Karua welcomed the appointment noting the move is a big win for the women of Kenya.
“This is a moment for the women of Kenya. It is a moment my Late friend Wangari Maathai would have been proud of. This is the moment to usher more of us into the national and county leadership.”
The Narc Kenya leader went further and expressed her gratitude for being nominated as running mate.
She expressed commitment to working with Raila in delivering a prosperous Kenya.
“I am deeply honoured by the decision to be nominated as the deputy presidential candidate. It is a personal journey but also a national journey. Today, I recommit myself to fully support his Excellency Raila in his eternal pursuit of social justice and dignity for all,” she said.
“It is only Azimio that can take the people of Kenya forward. We urge you to come and work with us.”
While appointing Karua, Raila described her as an exceptional leader with high principles.
“History is calling us to close the gender gap. As Azimio we have today taken a key step towards that end,” Raila said.