Pres­i­dent Uhuru with Martha Karua in Keru­goya yes­ter­day

The Kirinyaga gover­nor as­pi­rant, how­ever, flashed her party’s salute when the Pres­i­dent said so in­di­cat­ing her pre­vi­ous stand that she would not fold up her party

The Star (Kenya) - - Front Page - GE­OF­FREY KIBISU @TheS­tarKenya

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta yes­ter­day urged a de­fi­ant Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua to fold her party and join the Ju­bilee Party.

Speak­ing at Keru­goya shop­ping cen­tre in Kirinyaga county, Uhuru urged Karua to join JP so the re­gion could speak in one voice.

Karua, how­ever, flashed her party’s salute when the Pres­i­dent said this, in­di­cat­ing her pre­vi­ous stand that she would not fold up her party.

Ear­lier, Uhuru heartily hugged her as he ar­rived in Kirinyaga be­fore con- clud­ing his tour of Cen­tral Kenya. He vis­ited four coun­ties.

“My sis­ter,” Uhuru called her af­ter spot­ting Karua in the crowd.

“Eee, I am right here,” the politi­cian replied as she ap­proached the Pres­i­dent, amid shouts and claps by the crowd.

“How are you?” Uhuru asked Karua. “I am fine, thank you,” she replied be­fore they hugged as those around them ap­plauded.

The Pres­i­dent did not greet the rest of the wel­com­ing party, who in­cluded Kirinyaga Gover­nor Joseph Ndathi, as he did Karua.

She said she was at the sta­dium to wel­come the Pres­i­dent and make him feel at home. Karua will run against against Ndathi, who will com­pete for the Ju­bilee Party ticket with for­mer Devo­lu­tion Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Anne Waig­uru.

Waig­uru left of­fice fol­low­ing the NYS scan­dal. She joined the Pres­i­den­tial tour in Ku­tus, where Uhuru com­mis­sioned a road.

The Narc-K leader said she sup­ports Uhuru’s re­elec­tion.

She urged as­pi­rants to hold peace­ful cam­paigns de­void of vi­o­lence and ha­tred for the bet­ter­ment of Kirinyaga county.

“We the lead­ers of Kirinyaga are gath­ered here to­day to wel­come the Pres­i­dent and make him feel at home. We have unity of pur­pose as lead­ers in this county,” Karua said.

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Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta with Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua in Kirinyaga yes­ter­day. Karua will run for gover­nor

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