Nark-Kenya party leader Martha Karua relationship with the opposition coalition Cord has come back to haunt her in her bid to become the 2nd governor of Kirinyaga. Karua a fierce critic of the government in the last four years has received backlash in kirinyaga as some view her a ‘project’ of the opposition.
She was recently booed when the President visited the area and only the deputy president came to her rescue.
She has been unable to come out and distance herself from the opposition and some feel should she get the top seat, she will be a thorn in the flesh of the government.
According to Martin Kwamboka a political analyst, Martha will be another Isack Rutto in Central should she scoop the top seat.
Her relationship with the opposition leader Raila Odinga is still intact but circumstances have forced her to support president Uhuru if she is to stand any chance of becoming the governor. Martha was actively involved in the opposition’s bid to push for a referendum in the infamous Okoa Kenya and also calling for mass action in their bid to remove the IEBC from office.
She is facing a rejuvenated Anne Waiguru who recently clinched the jubilee ticket with a landslide.
It promises to be an interesting race as her association with NASA has left her in a catch 22 situation.