Karua says Azimio government will protect opponents in Kenya Kwanza » Capital News
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 31 – Martha Karua, vice-president of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition party, has assured her opponents in Kenya Kwanza that their government will protect them if they come to power in August .
Taking their campaigns to Nandi County, the leader of the National Rainbow Coalition-Kenya (NARC-Kenya) party said his government will strictly carry out its mandate as stipulated in the constitution.
“He (Raila Odinga) told me to perform my duties according to the constitution. We will also protect our adversaries because they are our brothers. The law will be applied equally to all Kenyans,” Karua said.
She further noted that their government will not favor anyone and that the rule of law will be widespread regardless of the relationship she has with anyone.
“If you make a mistake, whether you are my child or my sister, the law is the same as that which also applies to my opponents,” she said.
It comes amid claims by Kenya’s Kwanza Alliance allies that there is a government plan to root them out.
The allegations were raised by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) flag bearer William Ruto, who urged the president not to harm his children.
His allegations were also echoed by Mathira’s deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, who asked the head of state not to kill him.
The UDA presidential running mate made the statements on Saturday while driving through his home county of Nyeri.
Gachagua alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta called a meeting with Nakuru elders and vowed to “deal with them”, including Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and Kimani Ichung’wah from Kikuyu constituency.
“Right now you should pray for me and those who support William Ruto. I have information that Uhuru, whom we helped raise to the presidency, called a meeting where he swore to deal with us. However, I want to tell him that he should leave us alone because the community will not change their support for Ruto,” he said.
Gachagua, who was bitter, said that despite losing his hard-earned money to the government, officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) followed him wherever he went.
“The reason why I say my life is in danger is because of characters following me, a recent case being in Nakuru, but I’m not afraid, I will pay the ultimate price,” Gachagua said.
Leaders accompanying Gachagua on his election campaign led by President Justin Muturi echoed his sentiments saying that if anything happened to their leaders, they would hold President Kenyatta accountable.
“I also have similar information about what Gachagua says, but I want to tell Uhuru to stop this outdated game, but if he wants to continue, let him know that we will hold him accountable,” Muturi said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta responded to the claims during the Nairobi highway commissioning saying he had no intention of killing anyone as he is on the last part of his term and this is not his program.
“No need to tell people I want to kill you, you haven’t insulted me for three years?” Did someone touch you? Wasn’t I in government for the three years I had all the powers? he posed.