“I won’t and will never join Azimio Coalition, Uhuru and his Handshake partner should retire peacefully,” reads a quote attributed to Kenyan politician Martha Karua, circulating on Facebook in March 2022.
“Uhuru” is to Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta. His “Handshake partner” is the opposition leader Raila Odinga, with whom Kenyatta formed the March 2018 “handshake deal”, agreeing to work together. The two head the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
But has she really said she will never join Azimio? We checked.
Karua joins Azimio
Karua quoted the tweet on her verified Twitter account, labelling it “FAKE”.
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