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Karua joins Azimio as Farmers Party teams up with Ruto

Karua joins Azimio as Farmers Party teams up with Ruto

By Justus Karanja

Finally, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua has joined the Azimio la Umoja coalition headed by former prime minister Raila Odinga.

 The coalition's presidential candidate, Raila and Karua held a meeting at the Serena Hotel, Nairobi, where the signing of the agreement took place. 

"I am here to confirm that Narc Kenya is supporting Azimio. Without integrity in leadership all promises will amount to nothing," she said.

She added; "I have chosen to be with Raila without struggle. We've been in the trenches together and from today we shall be going out to popularise the Azimio la Umoja coalition and his 10-point agenda.

Raila's presidential campaign spokesperson, Prof Makau Mutua, and Narc Kenya Secretary-General Michael Orwa, said the two leaders had agreed to work together. 

Karua’s party was not at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on March 12 when her former colleagues in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) formally joined Azimio, leading to speculation that she was headed to Deputy President William Ruto’s camp. 

She later denied the allegations. 

On Tuesday, she said OKA had ceased to exist immediately the principals joined Azimio.

Apart from Karua, OKA had Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi, Cyrus Jirongo (United Democratic Party), David Ochieng' (Movement for Democracy and Growth) and Irungu Nyakera (Farmers Party).

Separately, Farmers Party has joined the Kenya Kwanza Alliance which is supporting Ruto for presidency.

The Farmers Party leaders made the announcement at the Karen residence of the Deputy President, who received them.

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