Martha Karua has finally broken her silence on Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s exit from the coalition ahead of her being made Raila Odinga's running mate in the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition.
While speaking on a local radio station on Sunday, Karua said unlike Kalonzo who showed some entitlement to the position, she had already made up her mind that she would stay put in the Azimio coalition even if she was not picked as Raila’s running mate.
She revealed that she went for the interview before The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Running Mate Selection Panel with an open mind and commitment to stay in Azimio regardless of the outcome of the interview.
"I went into the running mate interviews with an open mind and commitment to belong to Azimio regardless of the outcome," Karua said.
Karua also said it was not in her place to engage Kalonzo or promise him anything as that was the duty of Raila, the only person who can engage Kalonzo in any negotiations.
"It is the duty of my presidential aspirant to engage him. I got nothing to promise him as bait to nab him, since the one to engage him along those lines is Mr Odinga," she said.
Kalonzo bolted out of the Azimio coalition and launched his presidential bid on the same day that Karua was unveiled as Raila’s running mate.
He also named Andre Ole Sunkuli as his running mate even as Raila mentioned him as the Chief Cabinet Secretary in his government if the coalition wins the August election.