• Karua was a former long-standing member of parliament for Gichugu Constituency and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
• She was a key role in the fight for gender equality during fight for introduction of multi-party democracy in 1980s.
NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua on Thursday celebrated her 65th birthday.
Karua took to Twitter to celebrate herself thanking God for another year.
"Sixty-five today and thanking God for it," Karua tweeted.
Azimio leader Raila Odinga was among Kenyans who celebrated her on social media as she turned a year older.
Raila wished Karua many years of celebration. "Happy Birthday Mate. To many more!"
Karua was a former long-standing member of parliament for Gichugu Constituency and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Karua served as a magistrate in various courts from 1980 to 1987 and ventured into private practice until in 2002.
She was a key role in the fight for gender equality during the fight for the introduction of multi-party democracy in the 1980s.
Karua was first elected as Gichugu MP in 1992 and served until 2013.
She unsuccessfully contested for the presidential seat in 2013 and managed a distant position six.
She served in the ministry of water until her resignation after a fall-off with the then president Mwai Kibaki in 2008.
Karua made a comeback to politics in 2017 by contesting in the Kirinyaga gubernatorial race but lost to the Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru.
Karua in the quest to seek justice petitioned the election results to the court of appeal and the Supreme Court.
After losing in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, Karua opted for the East African Court of Justice in Arusha.
The court found the Kenyan government at fault and awarded her Sh2.7 million in damages for infringement of her right to a fair trial.
In 2022, Azimio settled on Karua after consultation through a running mate selection panellist.
Karua defied all the odds and got nominated to be the running mate of the Azimio coalition in May by the party leader Raila Odinga.
Her nomination saw her make a comeback to the political scene. However the Azimio coalition came second in the August polls.
President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza was declared winner in the tightly contested race.
Azimio camp led by Raila Odinga and Karua filed a petition to the Supreme Court challenging his win.
The Supreme Court upheld Ruto's win and he was sworn in on September 13.
Karua, however, hinted that she might be moving to the East African Court of Justice because she was unsatisfied with Supreme Court ruling.
Karua has not yet stated her next move in politics.