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Kenya Kwanza chaos as Khalwale warns Gachagua on Kakamega politics

By Mercy Simiyu November 14th, 2023 2 min read

Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has dismissed any chance of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua succeeding President William Ruto.

The vocal Senator has also accused the DP of using United Democratic Alliance (UDA) secretary general Cleophas Malala to meddle in Western Kenya politics.

Khalwale, for the second term in three months, suggested there was a deal for President Ruto to select a successor from Western Kenya, and specifically the Luhya nation when his term of office expires in 2032.

“Deputy President, whether you like it or not, in 2032, just as Uhuru left and Ruto took over when Ruto leaves, it will be a Luhya who will take over,” said Khalwale.

He urged Gachagua to concentrate on issues affecting Mt Kenya, such as the coffee and tea sectors, and leave the sugar industry matters to Western region politicians.

Khalwale emphasized that Western Kenya would not tolerate any leader belittling the Luhya community in national leadership.

“If it’s about education, I’m more learned than the Deputy President,” Khalwale stated.

Khalwale said the divide-and-rule tactic to weaken senior politicians in Western and other regions ahead of the 2032 polls will not work.

“He must respect our community. We are not a small community, we are a community of seven million people,” he added

The long-serving legislator further told off the Deputy President holding that he has more political experience than him owing to his years served as a lawmaker.

“I have four times his experience in politics and he must respect our community,” he added

Khalwale emphasized, cautioning Gachagua against using money to influence political directions in different Kenyan regions.

He asserted his greater political experience, having served as a legislator for a longer period than the Deputy President.

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