Karua asks Kenyans to fund aspirants’ campaigns
NARC Kenya presidential hopeful Martha Karua has challenged Kenyans to take ownership of the political and governance affairs of the state by financially supporting the leadership of their choice. She appealed to all citizens to contribute whatever they could to support aspirants who can help move the nation forward.
Noting that Kenyans are the de jure shareholders of The Greater Kenya Inc., Karua appealed to all citizens to contribute whatever they could to support aspirants who can help move Kenya forward. “It is time to issue a red card to campaign bribery and voter buying. It is time to act. We have sung the anti-corruption song for too long. But corruption starts with politicians buying you and your vote,” she said on Friday evening when she launched her Campaign Financing platform on social media. “By accepting to be bribed you become their accomplices. They are essentially buying your silence for the next five years as they engage in corrupt deals to recoup the money they bribed you with.”
She said the country has an opportunity to start on a clean slate this time round, telling the Kenyan people that they are “the game-changer”. Karua said her campaign will be financed by all Kenyans through small donations that go as low as Sh10. Dubbed 'Simama Na Mama Na Mia', the platform made its debut on Twitter and Facebook on Friday night. It calls on Kenyan’s of goodwill to support Martha by donating Sh100 via M-pesa. The campaign trends under hash tag #SimamaNaMamaNaMia on Twitter.