Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua says she will not back Deputy President William Ruto's presidential bid in the 2022 general elections.
Speaking during an interview with NTV, Karua said she only supported President Uhuru's re-election for a second term and it should not be interpreted that she will rally behind Ruto in 2022.
"My support was basically for President Uhuru and yes, I knew his deputy was William Ruto. In the last election, I supported a ticket which had two people but my main support was to President Kenyatta and once you support a candidate, it’s like a governor ticket, you support both. There are many people when we were running for governor who would say 'what about your deputy?' and those who would tell my deputy, 'what about the governor?" but if you really want to support that person, you support both," she said.
“I am being very upfront, I will not support him (Ruto),” she said.
Deputy President William Ruto has been placed in prime position to succeeded Uhuru Kenyatta and is expected be the Jubilee Party candidate in the 2022 contest owing to an pre-election agreement between him and President Uhuru before the 2013 general election.