It has been a moment of joy for Kenyan women after their own got a chance to deputize a senior political alliance Azimio. Even so, various proponents have come out with varied opinions regarding the move.
On 16th May, the civil fighter Martha Karua was named by the Azimio-One Kenya coalition as his running mate. It was a moment of joy especially among the female within and without the KICC grounds.
Karua is known to be a human rights activist who has grown ranks in politics until now that she has managed a position no other woman has done before.
She is the first woman in the history of Kenyan politics to be a running mate for a national alliance.
Even so, from Kirinyaga, various opinions have emerged regarding that pick. Many are regarding it as the most wise idea to pick the iron lady as a deputy in the Azimio-one Kenya coalition.
These includes most women celebrities across the country, together with those whose alliance is in line with UDA party.
Within Kirinyaga, a woman has been noted with a contrary opinion as the majority. She feels that Karua may not bring any major change in Kirinyaga.
During an interview with NTV, Marion Wambui told the nation that Martha Karua worked during the Kibaki government and they didn’t see any major change. This may not be any different.
Elsewhere, the deputy president William Ruto picked the Mathira mp Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate. The move has also been praised by many, especially central Kenya and the mountain at large.
Ruto termed the choice as the best, that he believes in the man Gachagua. “The future needs men who can be strong and stand firm to the end, just like my brother and friend Rigathi Gachagua”, he said.
Gachagua was picked amidst stiff competition with professor Kithure Kindiki, an exercise that took the whole eighteen hours before arriving at the consensus.
Kalonzo, on failure to be named as Raila running mate, moved in to announce his presidential bid for the August 9, with Andrew Ole Sunkuli as his running mate.
The court is yet to approve him for clearance.