Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale on November 16, 2019, made clear his unwavering ambition to succeed Wycliffe Oparanya as the next governor.
Khalwale, speaking in Matungu, Kakamega County, swore to lock out any outsider from clinching the position, claiming that Kakamega residents needed a leader from within.
“I will not allow anyone who comes through the window to seat in the gubernatorial position in Kakamega County. We will battle it out and bring back to life all the failed projects while supporting the youths in this county,” remarked Khalwale.
“I am not the type to be politically influenced by money. I am fighting for the youth economic rights in the Republic of Kenya,” added the former senator.
Khalwale claimed that his plea with the ODM Party to give his community a candidate for the Kibra by-election fell on deaf ears, something that pushed him to seek for a ticket from the ruling coalition.
“I went to Raila for the nomination of a Luhya candidate in Kibra Constituency but he turned me down. I, therefore, went to Deputy President William Ruto who talked to the president and we got a Luhya candidate; Mcdonald Mariga,” remarked Khalwale.
The former senator did not shy off from openly showing his support for the DP, assuring him of the Luhya community's support in the 2022 General Election.
The firebrand politician has been out of Parliament after losing in 2017 on a Ford-Kenya Party ticket, which he later abandoned and joined Jubilee.
Boni Khalwale lost to the current Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya.
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