Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya running mate Martha Karua on 9th July launched a drive to recruit more than 1 million women to support her ticket under the flagbearer Raila Odinga.
During the launch of the million women voters for Martha initiative held at the Catholic university in Nairobi, Karua who was flanked by Dr Ida Odinga, urged Kenyans to elect leaders who have a track record of liberating the nation by advocating for enactment and implementation of human rights. “In this country, people who have fought for liberation have never occupied the presidency. At Independence it is not those who fought in the forests who occupied.” she said.
Karua elaborated how Odinga fought for women rights by bringing back motions before Parliament which sought to advocate for women rights which was nowhere envisaged in the constitution.
“Raila Odinga didn’t just think of women because it was a campaign season; it is something he has done before. He has supported motions by women politicians, and this is something I remembered when he named me running mate,” she said.