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The daughter of Jackson Karua and his wife Josephine Wanjiru, Martha Karua was born on 22 September 1957 in Kirinyaga District in the Central Province of Kenya. Brought up in the village of Kimunye in Gichugu Constituency,  she is the second child in a family of eight, four girls and four boys.  
She is an acclaimed expert in family law and she takes a keen interest in the welfare of children. She was a runner up in the 2020 United Nations person of the year.  In 1995 she was appointed by the African Union meeting of heads of states as a Commissioner to the African Committee on the Rights and welfare of children.
Voters elected the President, Deputy president, Governors, Senators, members of the National Assembly, Women Representatives and Members of the County Assemblies of Kenya. General elections in Kenya are held every five years. This was the third general election and the fourth presidential one since the promulgation of the 2010 constitution.
Odinga was the presidential candidate and Martha Karua the deputy presidential candidate of the alliance.  Former president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta is the patron.  It is composed of Orange Democratic Movement, Jubilee Party, NARC-Kenya and other parties.  The alliance unveiled their manifesto at Nyayo National Stadium in June 2022. 
Kenyatta was joined on his ticket by William Ruto, while Odinga's running mate was Kalonzo Musyoka. Kenyatta was backed by the Jubilee Alliance, while Odinga was supported by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD). Kenyatta was declared the winner with 50.5% of the vote, meaning a second round of voting was not needed.
Martha Mbugua is the founding Partner at Law 3Sixty, a legal firm based in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city. She founded the business in 2017.  From 2015 until 2017, Martha Mbugua was a Partner at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Law Firm, the largest law firm in Kenya, by lawyer count, based in Nairobi, and a member of the Dentons Law Group. 
He was born in 1965 in Hiriga village of Mathira Constituency, Nyeri County, being the eighth-born child of Nahashon Gachagua Reriani and Martha Kirigo. He is the younger brother to the late Nderitu Gachagua, first Governor of Nyeri County.