when speaking at the Kenyatta Internationale Convention Center ( KICC) in Nairobi, he named Karua who scored the highest points among the contenders following interviews By the Running Mate Selection Panel.
The Azimio presidential flag bearer added that he had been keen to have someone they could share ideology with and one who could be relied on. He also hailed that her reforms credentials citing their history in the Second Liberation.
"We have decided that the holder of the deputy president's house has to be a woman. I will describe this woman at the age of 24 she became one of the youngest magistrates. She was also among the youngest parliamentarians when elected to office in 1992. When i was arrested and placed in detention. She led a team of 27 lawyers who defended me at a great personal risk.
"My dear comrades,I have picked her as my running mate, and cabinet secretary for justice and constitutional affairs. The honorable Marther Wangari Karua," Raila stated.
The announcements came three days after Odinga received the names of the top three candidates from the Azimio adversary Panel led by Former Cabinet Minister Noah Wekesa.
"I picked my running mate through a transparent process that involved running mate selection Panel that should be adopted as it is being practiced the world over in democratized societies," the former PM stated.
Raila and Karua will face off with the Kenya Kwanza duo of Deputy President William Ruto and his Running mate, Rigathi Gachagua.
Other politicians who were eyeing the seat includes, Peter Kenneth,Martha Karua, Governor Ali Hassan Joho, Charity Ngilu, Kalonzo Musyoka among others
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