Running mate for the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance, Martha Karua, has pleaded with Kenyans not to reject former prime minister Raila Odinga in August due to his advanced age.
The presidential candidate for the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance is Raila, who is 77 years old.
Speaking to Kenyans on Thursday in Kajiado County, Karua urged them to reject claims that Raila is too elderly to serve as the country’s fifth president.
Instead, she implored the residents of Kajiado to take into account Raila’s responsibility to defend Kenyans as a whole while he is in office and thank him by voting for him.
The head of Narc Kenya compared Raila Odinga to late former President Mwai Kibaki, who she claimed was elderly yet greatly improved the nation’s economy.
“If you are told that Raila is old, he is indeed old. It is politically mature and well organized. There will come a time when a country needs a sober mother and leader who has a cool temperature,” Karua said.