Retired politician Orie Rogo Manduli has hit out at Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua for ditching Raila's camp. [Photo/Niaje]
Retired politician Orie Rogo Manduli has hit out at Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua for ditching Raila's camp. [Photo/Niaje]

Retired politician Orie Rogo Manduli has talked down Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua’s chances of winning the Kirinyaga Governorship race in the August 8 elections.

Speaking on Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) on Citizen TV, Wednesday night, Rogo Manduli termed the Narc Kenya leader’s quest as an already failed bid that brings out opportunistic traits in her.

“Martha Karua is an opportunist and power hungry person and this is evidenced by her putative about turn to support the same government she has spent four years criticising,” said Rogo Manduli.

“At one point Martha Karua wanted to be President of Kenya and I am sure she still harbors these ambitions. It is therefore pretentious of her to want to lead Kirinyaga when all she is looking for is political relevance.”

“Narc Kenya leader facing defeat”

Rogo Manduli noted that former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru will defeat Martha Karua flat-out, especially due to her (Karua) recent criticism of the government.

“Kenyans do not forget and Martha Karua’s constant denunciation of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration and her affiliation with NASA leader Raila Odinga will be her undoing.

“It is also worth noting that Kirinyaga is Jubilee stronghold and there is no way the Narc Kenya leader will sail the waters. Waiguru win this very early in the morning.”

Karua of Narc Kenya is among those who recently endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid, claiming her decision to stop working with Raila Odinga was a clear endorsement of Uhuru’s development record.

Martha has however insisted that she would not dissolve her party to join Jubilee while insisting that Narc Kenya will field candidates in all other seats expect the presidency.

By endorsing President Uhuru, Martha Karua hoped to gain favour from the electorates in Kirinyaga who are solely behind the president.

Political pundits have however soft-pedaled the significance of Martha’s endorsement saying it will do little to tilt the votes in her favour.

The position of Jubilee Party on the matter was articulated on Tuesday, when Deputy President William Ruto, speaking on Citizen TV’s The Big Question, said the party will only support its candidates in the August 8 polls.

Ruto stated that Jubilee seeks to get majority numbers in the Council of Governors, Senate, Parliament and County Assemblies in order to be able to implement the Jubilee agenda.

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