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Martha Karua's Anticipated Move That Will Spoil Ruto's 2022 Chances, Raila Standing on Safe Ground

A slight mention of Martha Karua's name elicits a web of description. The Narc Kenya leader is among the most revered second liberators who saved the country from Moi's one-party dictatorship.

As the country hurtles towards 2022 elections, Karua is looking forward to unseat Anne Waiguru in what has been termed as a bruising battle. County politics aside, Martha is part of Mt Kenya Unity Forum a group seeking to unite the region ahead of the succession politics.

Mt Kenya is a vote-rich hub but the present schism is posing a threat to their future dominance. The region has produced tree of Kenya's presidents but this they did achieve when they spoke in one voice.

Should Karua's mission actualize, she will alongside other like-minded leaders will lead and show the community where to cast their lots. Hitherto, their are two worthy picks; Raila Odinga or William Ruto.

Of the two titans, Karua's Mt Kenya Unity Forum allies have hinted that they will throw their gauntlets behind any presidential contender who will promise to decentralize powers by amending the constitution and ensuring equity across the country.

A slight analysis of Kiunjuri's commentary augurs well with Raila's ideology. Jakom was the brainchild behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which was advocating for equitable power sharing. Though the report was quashed by Kenyan courts, Jakom has promised to revive it once he takes power.

Owing to their ideological parallelism, chances of Martha Karua throwing her gauntlets behind Jakom are higher than those of Ruto backing Raila presidency. Karua and Odinga's son worked together in 2002 and it is possible they can work together again.

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