Martha Karua now takes solace in classic hit ‘Something Inside So Strong’
Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua has now turned to a classic hit from the 1980s after the Supreme Court’s unanimously threw out a petition the coalition had filed challenging Dr William Ruto’s election victory.
On Tuesday, the Narc Kenya party leaders posted the chorus of Labi Siffre’s famous hit from 1987 on her Twitter handle.
From the song’s chorus, Ms Karua appeared to be passing a message that despite the major political setback she has suffered, she remains confident and ready to move forward into the future.
The post attracted varied reactions from the online community.
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Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Though you're doing me wrong so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone, oh no
There's something inside so strong
Something inside so strong…..,
— Martha Karua SC (@MarthaKarua) September 6, 2022
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After the chair of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati declared Dr Ruto the president-elect on August 15, Ms Karua and Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Mr Raila Odinga moved to the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the election.
But on Monday, a seven-judge Supreme Court bench, led by Justice Martha Koome, unanimously dismissed the petition and upheld Dr Ruto’s election victory.
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Following the verdict, Ms Karua said she had accepted the judgment as much as she disagreed with it. Through a Twitter post, Ms Karua said the Supreme Court verdict is final.
“The court has spoken. I respect but disagree with the findings,” she said.
At the same time, Ms Karua thanked all the leaders and supporters of the coalition who were true to them during the campaign.
“We are still standing. We shall continue with the fight,” she Karua.