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Gachagua: Raila has brainwashed Martha Karua

By Mercy Simiyu January 24th, 2023 2 min read

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua suggests Azimio leader Raila Odinga has brainwashed Martha Karua, who was his running mate in the August 2022 polls.

Speaking at the burial of Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria’s sister in Kiambu county, the outspoken Gachagua said Mr Odinga had managed to do to Ms. Karua what he did to former president Uhuru Kenyatta.

“I am so concerned about our sister (Martha Karua), that old man (read Raila Odinga) appears to have brainwashed her,” said Gachagua.

Ms Karua has been vocal in declaring the August 2022 polls were rigged in favour of President William Ruto and even promised to petition the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Head of State victory at the East African Court of Justice based in Arusha.

Ms Karua has further accused President Ruto of high-handedness and accused him of being a ‘High School bully’

Meanwhile, DP Gachagua stressed that he will not let Mr Odinga to ‘destroy’ President William Ruto’s government, the way he reportedly did with former president Kenyatta’s regime, through the political handshake.

Gachagua reiterated Mr Odinga’s political association with former president Kenyatta destroyed the latter’s legacy.

“I told Uhuru that the road you want to take us through, our people cannot allow and this man (read Mr Odinga) has not changed but he said that he had changed.”

“You can fool some people sometimes but you cannot fool all the people all the time,” he said.

The DP also wondered why Mr Odinga and his political allies including Kalonzo Musyoka, Karua and Eugene Wamalwa were complaining of high food prices yet they failed to address the issue during their political cohabitation with former president Kenyatta.

The DP has urged President Ruto not to be distracted by Mr Odinga’s antics and instead focus on service delivery.

Mr Odinga on Monday January 23, 2022, claimed President William Ruto was a beneficiary of a manipulated election exercise and vowed not to support or recognise his regime.

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