Uasin Gishu Woman Representative, Gladys Boss Shollei now says a Raila Odinga-Martha Karua presidential ticket would make a formidable opposition against Deputy President William Ruto’s State House bid.
Shollei, who is Ruto’s supporter, said if Azimio La Umoja picks a woman running mate she will be pleased, especially if that person is as strong as Karua.
“…I highly respect her,” Shollei said in an interview with local television.
Karua joined Azimio La Umoja camp yesterday after months of speculation about the coalition she was inclined towards.
The Narc-Kenya leader’s move to join Odinga has attracted reactions from both Azimio La Umoja and Kenya Kwanza political camps.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui vowed that the Narc-K leader had made the best choice by choosing to join Azimio.
“I wish to congratulate Martha for making the best choice in the interest of the country. She joins the long list of well-meaning leaders who have Kenya at heart. It is easy to see the dream team loading,” Kinyanjui noted.
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria said he respected Karua’s decision to join the Raila Odinga-led camp, noting that there was no bad blood between them.
“I respect the decision by my sister Martha Karua to join Azimio just like she respected my decision to join the Kenya Kwanza Alliance. Ultimately, Kenya is the winner and democracy will prevail. May the best team win,” he said in a Facebook post.
It was Kuria who last week challenged Karua to “choose a side”.
The lawmaker said only a Ruto and Karua ticket would save Kenyan politics from ‘dynastic domination’.
Karua said, having played a role in Kenya’s second liberation alongside Raila Odinga, it was only proper for her to team up with the ODM leader and support his presidential candidature.