Karanja, who is seeking to succeed Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, made an appearance in Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA rally in Nakuru County on Wednesday, January 26.
The DP used the event to welcome her to the senatorial race—describing the aspirant as a reputable industrialist and capable leader.
Karanja told the crowd that she made the switch because of the consultations she had with her people, adding that she was interested in making Kenya a friendly business environment.
“I have listened to you and you have told me that the only vehicle I can use to represent you is UDA. I agree with you.
“To the DP, I have listened to you and I have practised that for the last twenty five years and I am a practical example of bottom up. I ask you when you make the Cabinet, remember the problem businesses have gone through. You should know that we want a conducive environment for businesses. High taxation has brought down companies,” she stated.
She noted that she had the citizen’s best interests at heart by wanting to increase employment opportunities, which is what the Hustler Movement espouses.
“I want to represent you to ensure that all the laws from above are not meant to discriminate us. Are we together? Our job is to look for work so we can have some money in the pocket.
“I was born here. I come from Kenton Kijabe and attended Kiambogo Primary School and joined Bahati Girls High School. I am the one who set up the biggest company in Kiambu County,” she added.
Karanja announced her political run in October 2021 noting that she had been urged by her close friends and felt it was time to join politics.
At the time, she noted that she did not join politics for a long time because she was busy serving as CEO of Keroche Breweries but she has since stepped down from her role.