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Martha Karua accused Ruto of weakening the opposition.

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party deputy leader Martha Karua has decried an apparent invasion of the opposition camp by president-elect William Ruto. 

Since he was declared the winner of the August 9 presidential vote, Ruto has been wooing politicians who were initially allied to the Azimio political outfit.

To kickstart the exodus from the Raila Odinga-led party was Mandera senator Ali Roba who led his UDM team in pledging allegiance to Ruto despite backing the former premier in the concluded vote.

The latest to jump ship is former Kisii governor James Ongwae who decamped from the ODM party to the Kenya Kwanza side.

"As a community, we are ready to work with the President-elect," said Ongwae as he defended his move.

Karua now says the move is part of alleged schemes by Ruto to weaken the opposition political outfits.

According to the Narc Kenya party leader, with the current trend of leaders joining the soon-to-be government, Kenya would be reduced to a one-party state.

"This is a deliberate and sustained offensive to decimate the opposition and return the country to a defacto one-party state," said Karua.

Martha Karua on the campaign trail. Photo: Courtesy.