Martha Karua party backs Nairobi lawyer for Othaya .
The number people who wish to succeed President Kibaki in his Othaya constituency rose with the entry of a Nairobi-based lawyer into the ring. Peter King’ara brought business in Othaya town at a standstill when he drove in a convoy of over 40 vehicles and 50 outriders into Othaya stadium to successfully launch his bid for the seat over the weekend.
Accompanied by Narc-Kenya presidential candidate Martha Karua, Naivasha MP John Mututho and Garsen MP Danson Mungatana, King’ara and his guests alighted from their vehicles and walked on foot for about 500 metres into the stadium as his supporters drummed up support for him. King’ara had earlier visited his Gichiche rural home, five kilometres away from Othaya town where he was blessed by his parents.
The chilly weather which almost marred the function did not deter King’ara who is also the local branch Narc-Kenya party chairman from launching his manifesto at the stadium. Speakers at the function declared that the lawyer was the best to fit into President Kibaki’s shoes. Kibaki has represented Othaya constituency since 1976 when he shifted from Bahati constituency Nairobi. The speakers lauded Kibaki for taking them so far and initiating many projects during his tenure as area MP but added that it was now time for King’ara to take the constituency to the next level.
Martha Karua said Kinga’ra respects both the poor and rich, young and old. “He will fight for your justice. He will fight for human rights,” added Karua. She said the aspirant will ensure that more income generating projects are created. Mungatana who is also the Secretary General of Narc-K party said Kinga’ara has initiated many projects in the area targeting the youth and women. “We need a professional like King’ara who will help draft effective laws in Parliament," said Naivasha MP John Mutotho. About 10 aspirants, including President Kibaki’s son Jimi, have so far declared interest in the seat.