Let’s compete on ideas not insults, Karua tells opponents


Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua has called on politicians to compete on the basis of ideas and not insults as the country gears towards the August elections.

Speaking during National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Karua asked leaders to lessen political tensions in the country by exercising tolerance towards each other.

“Let our actions match our words. None of us is perfect, we pray for God’s grace and strength  so that we can be able to lead the nation to value driven campaigns, value driven leadership,” Karua said.

The prayer meeting was hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.

It was attended by state officials, religious leaders, elected leaders, and members of the judiciary led by Chief Justice Martha Koome.

Representatives from the US and EAC member states of Uganda, Rwanda and DRC were also present.

Karua stole the show after she was invited by Deputy President William Ruto to speak in a breach of protocol.

Normally, the DP would have spoken then invited the president. 

The former Justice minister challenged the congregation to walk the talk and put into action the peace message that was preached at the prayer meeting saying prayers without action are dead.

“I’m not good in quoting so don’t expect the verse. How I pray that our prayers are matched by our actions.

“If we do that, we definitely will have peaceful elections, peaceful transition and a nation that stands together,” Karua said.

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