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Martha Karua Comeback: The Iron Lady finds herself in unfamiliar background

It will be quite interesting to see Karua supporting Raila’s candidature, while Ruto’s side might be a no-go-zone because of Waiguru and Ngirici. 

Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua will be seeking to contest for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat in 2022, after unsuccessfully seeking the same, before she was defeated by the incumbent governor Ann Waiguru.

Karua’s comeback is replete of diverse political realignments, which characterize most presidential succession battles. Deputy President William Ruto appears to be a top presidential contender who has made significant political forays in the Mt Kenya region and emerged victor in several mini-polls’ outcome.

Ruto is on a fierce battle for the top seat pitting his purported closest highly-ranked presidential aspirant Raila Odinga. Karua’s political nemesis Waiguru ditched Raila’s camp to Ruto’s side where she will, expectedly, square it out with the county’s women representative Purity Ngirici.

Martha Karua is historically remembered for denouncing Raila Odinga over the aspersions cast against former President Mwai Kibaki of having rigged the 2007 general elections, whose outcome was highly contentious.

Why Ann Waiguru ditched Raila’s Camp?

The Kirinyaga governor alleged that after wide consultation with her electorates she had made her mind to dump Jubilee driven agenda of campaigning for a Raila presidency.

Ruto’s presence in Central was felt when his allied party floored the ruling Jubilee Party in two parliamentary seats within Kiambu County. 

UDA dominance in Kiambu prompted Kiambu women representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba to quit the handshake brigade and drum support for deputy president William Ruto.

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