Karua for ‘Cord Nairobi senator’ candidate 2017

KaruaCord is finalising a political deal with Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua that could see her become the coalition’s Nairobi senator candidate next year.

Sources close to opposition chief Raila Odinga told the Star that Karua could also be named the coalition’s spokesperson, citing her vast political experience, legal grounding and eloquence.

The former Gichugu MP ran for president in the March 4, 2013 election but was vanquished by the Jubilee machine, coming a distant fourth even after little known Abduba Dida.

The Star has established that Raila is putting up a presidential campaign team and top notch technocrats are being approached as he prepares for a do-or-die rematch with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

So far, none of Uhuru’s allies has publicly declared interest in the Nairobi senator seat as Senator Mike Sonko is set to battle it out with Governor Evans Kidero for the gubernatorial position.

“We have done our math well and we believe Hon Karua will be an easy sell,” a Raila think tank said.

Opposition strategists believe Karua’s democracy and constitutionalism credentials and bare-knuckle politics would be a plus for Cord.

“Karua would be the perfect prescription for Duale,” the Cord official said.

However, Karua did not answer our calls or respond to text messages.

Homa Bay woman representative Gladys Wanga said she is not aware of the deal.


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