You weren’t bringing votes anyway, Khalwale to Karua following her decision to back Uhuru


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Senator Khalwale speaking in Kakamega on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Ford Kenya deputy party leader Bonny Khalwale has weighed in on the raging debate over Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua’s decision to voice her support for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2017 re-election bid.

Khalwale said that Karua’s decision to support Uhuru’s presidential bid was of no political consequence to the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) since she brought no votes to the Opposition coalition.

“Kudos Martha Karua for your decision to support Uhuru Kenyatta. Like Peter Kenneth who came before you, you had no votes you were going to deliver to CORD,” the Kakamega Senator posted on his official Twitter account.

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Karua announced last week that she would support Uhuru’s bid, signifying a shift in her previous political affiliation.

In past months, the 2013 presidential aspirant has been seen working closely with CORD leader Raila Odinga on calling for the removal of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners.

This raised speculations within the political circles with political pundits speaking of a possible alliance between Karua and CORD ahead of next polls.

Last month, however, Karua strongly refuted claims that she would either join CORD or Jubilee ahead of the next election saying she is still firm in her Narc Kenya party.

Karua’s decision to back Uhuru has been strongly linked to her aspiration for Kirinyaga governorship seat – a region seen to be one of Uhuru Kenyatta’s political forte.

By supporting Uhuru, critics say, Karua will be looking for political balance and goodwill from the Mr Kenyatta as she prepares for a grueling face-off with former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru who will be vying on a Jubilee ticket.

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