Duale: Karua has no chance in Kirinyaga outside Jubilee

November 6, 2016 3:30 pm
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The Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly addressing Nyeri residents on Saturday while in the company of Deputy President William Ruto/CFM
The Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly addressing Nyeri residents on Saturday while in the company of Deputy President William Ruto/CFM

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6 — Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale says Kirinyaga gubenatorial aspirant Martha Karua stands no chance in the upcoming polls unless she joins the Jubilee Party.

Duale says Central Kenya is united behind President Uhuru Kenyatta who is the Jubilee Party leader and unless Karua gets behind him, her aspirations will come to naught.

He has also told Meru Governor Peter Munya that he has no chance at re-election unless he gets behind the Jubilee party despite his endorsement of President Kenyatta’s return to office come the 2017 General Election.

“The Party in Central Kenya is Jubilee. The Leader is Uhuru Kenyatta. PNU, DP, Martha Karua’s NARC (Kenya), Saba Saba Asili stand no chance. Either you’re with Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee and William Ruto or you’re with the opposition.”

Karua who has on several occasions been seen in the company of the opposition’s Coalition for Reform and Democracy while protesting injustices they attribute to the Jubilee administration, declared her interest in the Kirinyaga governorship this last week.

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Meanwhile, Peter Kenneth — who like Martha Karua contested the Presidency in 2013 but is now more “realistically” eyeing a gubernatorial seat — now says he is considering abandoning the Kenya National Congress for the Jubilee Party having already supported President Kenyatta’s return to office following the 2017 General Election.

On Sunday he said he would in 10 days’ time, decide on whether to contest for the governorship of Nairobi, Murang’a or Nakuru.

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