Winnie Odinga Trolls Wetangula After Khalwale's Exit

  • Raila Odinga's daughter Winnie Odinga. Twitter
  • Raila Odinga's daughter Winnie Odinga, on Friday, attacked Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula after Boni Khalwale ditched his party.

    Taking to social media, Winnie insinuated that the soft-spoken senator was having a hard time following the move labeling him a 'scamdaddy.'

    He further divulged that with the departure of the former Kakamega senator, who also served as the deputy party leader of Ford-Kenya, the party was basically dead.

    "I'm afraid the lion my grandfather birthed has finally rested," she posted.

    A screenshot of the tweet by Winnie Odinga.

    Khalwale made his departure announcement while he was hosting the Deputy President at his home in Malinya, Kakamega County on Friday.

    "I will not be ashamed to find space for the Luhya people in the next government," stated the politician.

    In his reaction of the news, Wetangula stated that he respected Khalwale's party choice revealing that he wished him nothing but success.

    "It is his constitutional right to associate with persons of his choice. Ford Kenya wishes him well in his new political trajectory. Ford Kenya remains solid!" He posted.

    The move came at a time the party had vowed not to entertain the deputy party leader because of his support for Ruto's 2022 presidential ambitions since Wetangula had made a similar announcement.

    “You are reminded that any explanation given by you will be accorded full consideration prior to any decision being made,” stated the party's disciplinary committee chairperson Ferdinand Wanyonyi.

    Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi also commented about the tough times Wetangula is facing revealing that he needs a 24-hour police protection.

    "When I see the vitriol, vile  and violent abuse Senator Watengula is receiving in the gold scam saga, I get a distinct impression that he needs 24 hours police protection...not to protect him...but to ensure that he doesn't take his life," he shared.

    Boni Khalwale (left) speaks to Moses Wetangula during their meeting.