Elect leaders with clean track record, Karua urges

Friday, November 19th, 2021 00:00 |
Former Minister for Justice Martha Karua. PHOTO/COURTESY

Seth Mwaniki

Narc Kenya party leader and Mount Kenya unity forum chair Martha Karua yesterday warned Kenyans against electing corrupt leaders.

Speaking in Nyeri county yesterday where she met grassroots leaders in a unity forum, Karua said not all political leaders are corrupt, urging the electorate to only elect leaders with a clean track record. 

She was accompanied by former MPs Kabando wa Kabando (Mukurwe-ini) and Mary Wambui (Othaya).

The Narc Kenya leader said the unity meeting seeks to inspire Mt Kenya region to speak in one voice ahead of next year’s election.

She clarified that the unity calls are not meant to make the region support a particular candidate but have a common area in the selection of who to support.

“We are not here to discuss how we are going to elect particular persons to office. Our intention is to have a discussion that will give a criteria to follow when electing our leaders,” she said.

Addressing the gathering, Wambui said Karua was the kind of leader Kenya needed due to her integrity.

Kabando wa Kabando backed the unity calls being advanced by Mt Kenya leaders, saying it was the only way the region would have its voice heard and respected. 

“Our desire is that we should have leaders who will keep on agitating for our needs by making us remain relevant at national level,” Kabando said.

He challenged Karua to engage more leaders, including presidential aspirants in the region’s agenda ahead of the 2022 election.

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