Keroche Breweries founder and CEO Tabitha Karanja has said that ODM leader Raila Odinga is among his closest friends, just days after joining William Ruto’s camp.
The celebrated businesswoman said that her decision to join UDA, a party heavily linked to Deputy President William Ruto has not affected her relationship with the former prime minister.
Despite working with Raila’s formidable competitor in the August 9, General Election, Karanja said that she still considers the opposition chief a great politician who means well for the country.
“Raila is a political enigma and that is an undisputed fact. He means well for the country. I have a long-standing friendship with him and I wish him well in his endeavors,” she said.
Karanja who is seeking to succeed Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika in the upcoming General Election further defended her decision to join the hustler nation.
She said she opted to join UDA after conducting a survey in Nakuru County where more than 82 percent of locals interviewed advised her to work with the deputy president.
“I conducted a survey in Nakuru and 82 percent of the people who were interviewed wanted me to join UDA. I responded to their demand,” she said as quoted by the People Daily Digital on Tuesday, February 1.
In September 2021, Tabitha, who had announced her ambitions was on Wednesday, January 26, officially welcomed to the UDA party.
“Mnaonaje huyu mrembo? anatosha ama hatoshi? seneta tunaye ama hatuna? Avae kofia ya UDA ma asivae?” Ruto posed to the audience who replied “avae.”
Addressing the crowd at the Nakuru Show Ground during a joint rally between Ruto, Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi and his FORD Kenya counterpart Moses Masika Wetang’ula, Keroche CEO hailed William Ruto’s proposed bottom-up economic model saying it would be one of the solutions to improving livelihoods in the country.