How Kenyans celebrated Martha Karua’s 65th birthday
By Joshua Cheloti
Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua was on Thursday, September 22, 2022, celebrating her 65th birthday.
Karua, who was Azimio la Umoja’s presidential running mate was born on September 22, 1957.
Over the years, she has held multiple influential positions among them being a former long-standing member of parliament for the Gichugu Constituency and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Martha Karua who also served as Minister for Justice until resigning from that position in April 2009 shared a tweet indicating that it was her birthday, starting a series of tweets from Kenyans who joined her in celebrating another year.
“Sixty five today and thanking God for it,” she tweeted.
Several popular politicians and organizations have since taken to their social media pages to share birthday messages with the Narc Kenya party leader.
Kanu Women Congress in a tweet said, “Happy Birthday SC Martha Karua. Wishing you a day as special as you are. You are so loved today and every day.”
Activist Boniface Mwangi also shared a birthday message on his verified Twitter handle, praying that she gets more strength to keep fighting for justice and equality in the country.
“Happy Birthday Martha Karua. May God bless you with long life, good health and the strength to keep on fighting for a more equal, just and humane Kenya. A country where the rule of law is respected and nobody is above the law. That’s possible in our lifetime. Let’s make it happen,’ Mwangi said.
Siaya Senator Oburu Odinga and the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) also shared their birthday messages to Karua that has earned the tag ‘iron lady’ for her no-nonsense leadership style.
“Happy birthday Hon. Martha Karua may God keep showering you with grace and blessings,” tweeted Oburu.
“Happy birthday iron lady from the mountain. Keep going and growing younger in spirit. Yours truly, The Mighty Leopard,” added DAP-K.
Over the years, Martha Karua has consistently fought for the protection of women’s rights and improvements to the democratic process.
She ran for the presidency in 2013 under the Narc-Kenya ticket where she finished sixth.
Karua was the third woman to run for the presidency in Kenya, after immediate former Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and the late environmentalist Wangari Maathai.