Karua’s decision to back Uhuru shows she still plays tribal
Martha Karua’s decision to endorse President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection brings into focus her sincerity, or insincerity. Since the Jubilee coalition came to power, she has been in the opposition, from where she has criticised runaway corruption in government. She now says, President Uhuru is committed to fighting graft. What has informed her turnaround on this administration? Is it because she wants to win the Kirinyaga governor race? She does not deserve the title the Iron Lady any more because she has disappointed many Kenyans who had always thought that she was a different breed of politician. Many thought she would be counted as a sober politician who can stand by her principles. By her having to back Uhuru so that she can stand in Kirinyaga, it shows she is still a tribal politician. She knows she needs Uhuru and not the other way round. It is obvious she doesn’t want to be associated with Raila.
BENJAMIN BULA Nairobi