ECONOMIC CRISIS

Karua woos Embu, says Azimio government will end graft

Promises to fight corruption to ensure public resources benefit all Kenyans and not a few individuals

In Summary
  • Karua said the government under the coalition leader Raila Odinga will ensure their manifesto is implemented to rescue Kenyans from the economic crisis.
  • Said their government will fight corruption to ensure the resources lost through corruption are recovered.
Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua addresses residents in Embu on June 15, 2022
Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua addresses residents in Embu on June 15, 2022
Image: BENJAMIN NYAGAH

Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua has said their government will ensure the country achieves economic liberation from the current high cost of living.

Speaking in Embu on Wednesday, Karua said the government under the coalition leader Raila Odinga will ensure their manifesto is implemented to rescue Kenyans from the economic crisis.

"We have been under British liberation and multiparty liberation before and now we want to achieve the third and the last, which is economic liberation," Karua said.

She added that the liberation will ensure each Kenyan affords basic needs efficiently.

The Narc Kenya party leader reiterated that their government will fight corruption to ensure the lost resources are recovered to finance their manifesto, which targets liberating Kenyans from increasing cost of living.

Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua and Embu gubernatorial aspirant Lenny Kivuti in Embu on June 15, 2022.
Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua and Embu gubernatorial aspirant Lenny Kivuti in Embu on June 15, 2022.
Image: BENJAMIN NYAGAH

The former minister of Justice and Gichugu MP said she will ensure her advocacy for justice will help secure the Kenyan economy from corrupt individuals.

 "We will fight corruption to ensure the public resources benefit all Kenyans and not a few individuals," added Karua.

She was speaking during a one-day campaign tour of Embu and Kirinyaga counties. She was accompanied by Azimio la Umoja aspirants including Embu gubernatorial aspirant Lenny Kivuti, his Jubilee counterpart Emilio Kathuri and former Kamukunji MP  Norman Nyagah.

Others included former Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation CS Sicily Kariuki and Agriculture CAS Ann Nyaga.

Kivuti promised to lobby the majority of the Embu county votes to Azimio la Umoja basket.

"I will ensure all the votes go to our Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate, all of them from this county," he said.

Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua and former Water, Sanitation and Irrigation CS Sicily Kariuki during coalition's campaigns on June 15,2022.
Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua and former Water, Sanitation and Irrigation CS Sicily Kariuki during coalition's campaigns on June 15,2022.
Image: BENJAMIN NYAGAH

Nyaga said once Azimio la Umoja takes the government, it will ensure the health crisis within Embu county is sorted.

"I want to say that once the government takes office, the health crisis causing deaths in Embu will be solved."

Nyaga joined the Azimio la Umoja campaigns despite seeking his senatorial aspiration under an independent ticket.

However, he requested Karua to accept him in the Azimio la Umoja team and said he left UDA after mistreatment from the party.

 

 

 

-Edited by SKanyara

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