Karen Nyamu: I have no apologies to make over my 'RUTO CHUMA IMESIMAMA' remarks -
Karen Nyamu: I have no apologies to make over my 'RUTO CHUMA IMESIMAMA' remarks

Karen Nyamu: I have no apologies to make over my ‘RUTO CHUMA IMESIMAMA’ remarks

City slay queen and politician Karen Nyamu has explained her ‘chuma comments’ made during a United Democratic Alliance rally at Kenyatta market in Nairobi .

Addressing The Standard on telephone, the Nairobi senate competitor said it was a similarity to mean ladies won’t allow a couple of people to sit in hotels and force them to choose an elderly person when they had a choice in Deputy President William Ruto.

“As women, we are opposed to a few people holding meetings in hotels and forcing down our throats an old candidate. We prefer a younger energetic leader like Ruto ready for work,” she added.

Karen said she had no apologies to offer with regards to her comments, saying UDA allies approved of her sentiments.

“I will repeat it in my next political speech anywhere because that is the truth, I will not sugarcoat it, Kenyans women want a young and energetic leader,” she said

She blamed her political rivals for attempting to sexualise her comments for publicity, saying Kenyans know in politics there are analogies and hers is the same.

“This is all propaganda by our opponents and I cannot allow them to gag me, I will speak my mind and campaign for my candidate in the way I chose.”

Netizens have on Wednesday evening and the better part of Thursday blamed the city lawyer for being indecent after her comments.

Netizens’ reaction

Kenyans on social media castigated Karen over her remarks with others saying she doesn’t deserve any leadership post.

“This is your aspiring leader in UDA, here to replace the sober, articulate and brilliant Johnson Sakaja. I’m told Ruto loves such brains around him, brains he can manipulate, brains that can’t challenge him, the Yes Yes, the how-far -should-I-jump brains,” Nyamah Douglas wrote on Twitter.

Ken Agwambo: “I just pray to God UDA give tickets to Margaret Wanjiru as governor, Millicent Omanga as women rep and Karen Nyamu as a senator. ODM candidates will walk defeat them.”