A week after being caught up in chaos during the November 7 Kibra by-election, former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale picked another fresh fight over the hotly contested polls.
Khalwale who spoke at Khayega area in Kakamega on Thursday, November 14, called out Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi for not supporting McDonald Mariga – a Luhya candidate in the Kibra by-elections.
According to Khalwale, Mudavadi failed the Luhya nation when he thrust his support behind Eliud Owalo.
“Mudavadi who wants the presidency seat can not be president. Instead of supporting a fellow Luhya for the Kibra by-election, he supports another candidate from another region. Can you support such a person?” Kwalwale queried Khayega residents.
In offering Khayega residents and the larger Luhya people another candidate for the presidency come 2022, Khalwale urged the crowd to align themselves alongside Deputy President William Ruto who supported their own (Mariga) in the Kibra parliamentary seat.
“I’m not a mad man. Mudavadi tried and failed to be president. Wetangula also failed and Wycliffe Oparanya just supports presidential candidates. I’m telling you the presidential race is between Ruto and Raila come 2022,” Khalwale declared.
The former MP who lost to Oparanya in the 2017 Kakamega gubernatorial election cautioned the Luhya nation against supporting Raila’s presidential bid.
“If you want to go back and support Raila, just know that he is the one who picked people who wanted to finish me the other day. Those people realised that I’m a circumcised man who was not intimidated,” reiterated the ex-lawmaker.
Khalwale caused an online stir when photographs of him engaging a number of Kibra residents on November 7 circulated across social media platforms earning the former MP a flurry of attacks from Kenyans.
Other leaders who were allegedly attacked in Kibra were Kimilili’s Didmus Baraza and Webuye’s Mululu Injendi.