How Kidero Forced Me to Hide in Toilet - Boni Khalwale Revisits

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  • Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has revisited an incident when former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero forced him to scamper for safety in a toilet.

    In a tweet sent out minutes after the ex-Nairobi chief was apprehended by EACC detectives, Khalwale stated: "Evans Kidero arrested by the EACC over graft claims. Bintu bichenjanga (Things change!)".

    "When I first raised up this (graft allegations), he dragged me to court (sent me scampering for safety in a toilet) until the next day when he met me in my element!" Khalwale.

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    Khalwale was referring to an incident in July 2015 when he was forced to hide in a public toilet after rowdy youth threatened to rough him up.

    The youth said to be supporters of the then Nairobi Governor were chanting pro-Kidero slogans and attempted to attack the former Senator.

    Khalwale had made remarks linking the Kidero to the financial crisis facing the Mumias Sugar Company Limited during his tenure as the CEO.

    It took the intervention of the Senator’s security details to block the youth who were baying for his blood at the Milimani Courts during the mention of a defamation case filed by Kidero.

    Khalwale and Kidero have been at loggerheads over traded accusations on the downfall of the sugar milling giant.

    Khalwale labelled Kidero as the "captain of corruption" with the latter defending himself saying he helped grow the company’s profits.

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    Following the comments, Kidero had sued the former Kakamega Senator for defamation and successfully sought conservatory orders.

    The court orders barred Khalwale from commenting or causing to comment on the collapse of Mumias Sugar until the defamation case was heard and determined.