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It's a free market, Karua tells Sonko, Kabogo

BUSINESS
By | March 29th 2011
By | March 29th 2011
BUSINESS

By Elizabeth Mwai

Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua has dismissed a fall out with two MPs she campaigned for in by-elections.

Karua said it was their democratic choice for political affiliations.

"Let those who want to leave and those who want to come in join, it is a free market," said Karua.

Juja MP William Kabogo and Gideon Mbuvi alias Sonko have reportedly joined other political alliances.

Speaking at Narc Kenya head quarters, Karua said it is mandatory for parties to respect the natural process of democracy amongst their members.

"My record shows me that for every member who leaves we get five more members coming to join us," said Karua.

Martha Karua
The Narc Kenya chairperson said her party was still strong and gearing up for the general election.

However she declined to reveal her game plan, as she gets ready to contest for the highest leadership post.

Asked about the polls rating her as still down, Karua said that such opinions were being used as a tool for propaganda.

The former Justice minister said Kenyans should not fall prey to such ratings which were usually financed by a politician in order to self asses themselves.

She said until such pollsters reveal source of their funding, their findings remain questionable and intentions suspicious hence unbelievable.

"These opinion polls are self serving and propagandist by nature," said Karua.

She said opinion polls being conducted in Kenya follow no ethical rules and standards and hence cannot be relied upon to make decisions about the most preferred candidate.

Karua said as far as she is concerned her rating on the ground was still high and she would soldier on for the top seat undeterred.

Karua said there was need to form alliances of unity in the country to achieve the country’s aspirations.

She took issue with the fight against tribalism saying that there is need for political commitment in fighting this ‘cancer’.

Karua said there were leaders who were purporting to fight tribalism while fanning its embers.

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