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Martha Wangari Karua

Date of Birth: 22 September 1957
Place of Birth: Kirinyaga District, Central Province


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Now the numbers favour Raila Odinga

Former oppositionist turned establishment candidate Orange Democratic Movement leader Odinga narrowly avoided losing some key supporters after he picked Martha Karua as his running mate...

Flanked by running mate Martha Karua and hundreds of his supporters and allies Odinga set out ambitious plans for his first 100 days in office...

Odinga's pick former Justice Minister Martha Karua carries more obvious appeal to undecided voters...


A running mate scorned

Odinga's choice of former justice minister Martha Karua in August's presidential election came as little surprise...

In response Ruto selected Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua who has acquired a reputation as a rabble rousing campaigner but faces corruption and money-laundering charges (Dispatches 16/5/22 Martha Karua and Rigathi Gachagua make the cut as running mates)...


Rivals struggle to balance their tickets

Other potential Odinga running mates from Mount Kenya include National Rainbow Coalition Kenya leader Martha Karua – who has been endorsed by a section of Azimio women leaders – and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth...


Cash takes on the kingpins

That's why Peter Kenneth and Martha Karua along with a host of county governors from around Mount Kenya have been proposed as running mates...

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The bridge collapses

Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru and Nakuru's Lee Kinyanjui were among the Central Province leaders who joined Odinga in Nakuru town last week; other Kikuyu leaders such as former Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua are insisting on regional negotiations with the leading presidential candidates...


The President's anger

This fear has been reinforced by the open repudiation of Ruto by prominent Kikuyu leaders in the Mount Kenya area who were defeated in the last election led by Martha Karua Peter Kenneth Kembi Gitura and Uhuru's close friend David Wakairu Murathe who has been forced out of Jubilee Party chairmanship for his pains (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


Uhuru spends, Raila promises

With these handouts and wads of campaign cash under the table Jubilee brought four more smaller parties under its wing at Bomas: the once ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) under Gideon Moi (son of ex-President Daniel arap Moi) the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (under Martha Karua) Maendeleo Chap Chap (led by Machakos County's talented Governor Alfred Nganga Mutua) and the predominantly Mandera-Somali Economic Freedom Party...


The opposition fall out

These are Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM); Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka of the Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya (WDM-K); Moses Simiyu Wetangula of the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-Kenya (Ford-K); and Martha Wangari Karua of the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC)...

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