Gachagua’s hometown bursts into celebrations, salutes Raila for picking Karua

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 16 May, 2022 16:18 | 2 mins read
Nyeri residents celebrating Martha Karua's candidacy. PHOTO/Loise Wambugu
Nyeri residents celebrating Martha Karua's candidacy. PHOTO/Loise Wambugu

News of the naming of Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua as Raila Odinga's running mate has been received with jubilation by Nyeri County residents.

In Mweiga town (Kieni constituency), women who had gathered together to follow the live announcement broke into songs and dance while carrying posters and placards as they sang songs praising women leadership.

Pauline Gichuki, a woman leader described Karua as a woman of standards who defied all odds to scale to greater heights and played a major role in the making of the 2010 constitution.

"Every little girl's dream is to become a great woman who will positively impact the Society. A woman will proudly display the scars she got while trying to make the world a better place for the next generation.
Martha Wangari Karua is a woman of standards who has fiercely defended the constitution of Kenya.
Congratulations Martha!!" She said.

Lilian Wanjiku, a nominated MCA in the county assembly of Nyeri representing women also said that women who are young in politics have had their hope renewed as they have seen and witnessed Karua grow to a great woman who can now define the politics of Kenya.

She also said that with Martha Karua being in higher leadership, women's rights will now be defended.

Taita Taveta County First Lady Stella Samboja said that they are certain that Karua will restore the dignity of women in society.

"I am a believer in women leadership. I believe in women sitting on the decision making tables. Karua’s nomination means a lot to the women of this country and globally.

"The plight of women will be heard and addressed by a woman like us who understands and has either been through it or knows what it means.

"She is a mother and she knows what it means for children to sleep hungry. She knows what it means for an adolescent girl to miss school due to lack of a sanitary towel. She knows what it means for woman to give birth…. She will restore women's dignity in this country," she said.

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said that there is no comparison between the Kenya Kwanza running mate Rigathi Gachagua who is a first time Member Parliament to the Azimio la Umoja's Martha Karua who has over 20 years of experience in the public sector.

"Gachagua and I are first-time MPs in the National Assembly and he has never been elected as a vice-chair of any house committee. How would he compare to Karua's 24 years of experience in public service?" He posed.

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