Speaking at the Undugu Grounds in Nairobi on Sunday afternoon, Martha Karua said the Azimio camp does not have time to spread hatred against their rival, but instead focuses on policy-driven campaigns.
“We want every Kenyan to know that we are respectful people to everyone. We are asking for votes respectfully because in the end we want a peaceful country,” said Ms. Karua.
She added: “The truth will be told and if you have wronged you have to be told off, but we do not do insults. We will argue on the basis of ideas on how to push this country forward.”
The Azimio deputy presidential hopeful was addressing supporters moments after Mr. Odinga was cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to run for the top seat in the August General Election.
She acknowledged their clearance by the commission as just the beginning of their two-month journey towards what they have dubbed Kenya’s third liberation.
“I am not who I was yesterday. Today, I am officially the running mate to Baba The Fifth. Things have changed and the official journey has started,” Karua said.
“It is only two months and we want to do whatever we can to make it not just a win, but a historical win of vote numbers which have never been seen before in this country.”
Mr. Odinga Ms. Karua were handed a certificate on Sunday mid-morning after presenting their credentials before the IEBC chair, Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya.
“To Martha Wangari, the documentations are in order, and I approve of the nomination of Raila Odinga as a presidential candidate for the elections slated for August 9, 2022,” said Mr. Chebukati.
On Monday, the Azimio chief is set to unveil his manifesto at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.