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Raila picks Karua as running mate for Kenya’s poll

Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has named Martha Karua as his running mate, making the veteran politician the first woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket.

Ms Karua, a former justice minister and presidential candidate, is from the central region which has one of the highest numbers of registered voters in the country.

Mr Odinga is seen as one of the frontrunners to take the top job in August’s election. On Sunday, his main rival, Deputy President William Ruto picked businessman Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate.

Mr Gachagua is facing trial on charges of corruption and money-laundering worth $65m (£53m), which he denies.

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