Anger will not take you to State House, Karua tells Ruto

Azimio la Umoja running mate Martha Karua. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Azimio presidential running mate Martha Karua yesterday told off Deputy President William Ruto "for disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta", saying resentment would not take him to State House.

Ms Karua said their opponents were bitter and had resorted to attacking them daily.

"Some of them are full of anger and they want to be elected. Let someone go and tell them that Kenyans are more angry because of the cost of living," she said.

Karua rallied Nairobi residents to vote for Raila Odinga, saying they would be safe in Raila's government.

She urged women to rally behind her.

"This is the closest as women we have gotten to the presidency. Even when I vied it was not this close. So as you see me, know we are in government and we will walk close with you," she said

Karua further urged Kenyans not to rely on empty promises in making their decision at the ballot.

She said Kenyans should focus on the record of the presidential hopefuls and reiterated that change will only come under Azimio government as they will among other things fight corruption.

Ms Karua maintained that the Azimio team has proven to Kenyans that they are leaders of integrity, competent and keep their word.