Vice President William Ruto broke the protocol at the ongoing Breakfast National Conference at the Safari Park Hotel and invited Martha Karua to speak on behalf of Raila Odinga.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Ruto were among the leaders who celebrated the 19th edition of the National Breakfast on Thursday morning, May 26.
In a show of solidarity during the breakfast prayer meeting and before going further into his speech, Ruto warmly invited the candidate for the position of deputy president of the United Nations Declaration to address the conference.
“In the absence of my brother Raila Odinga who is my main rival in this election, I will ask my sister Martha Karua; allow me to break this protocol so that she can make a few remarks,” he said.
In her speech, the former law minister called for political tolerance when the temperature in the political arena increases.
“We pray that we can compete with ideas, not insults; none of us are perfect,” he said.