Khalwale lauded for not petitioning Oparanya’s win
In what is clearly a surprise move, veteran politician Boni Khalwale has opted not to challenge Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s re-election in court.
Khalwale lost to Oparanya by about 255,000 votes in the County’s gubernatorial race according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) tally.
The former Kakamega Senator bitterly protested these results claiming he had been rigged out, and it was on this basis that he was expected to atleast argue his case in court.
But the fiery politician has opted not to go that court route after “listening to his inner voice”, he confirmed on Wednesday.
After listening 2 my inner voice & advice by our elders thru Mzee Mulusa Khamadi, I’ve opted not 2 challenge @GovWOparanya‘s rigged election
— Boni Khalwale (@KBonimtetezi) September 6, 2017
This announcement has earned the former Ikolomani lawmaker plaudits, with some terming it as significant for the unity of the Luhya community.
thats gud mweshimiwa….signs of a gud leader ???wish you work together for the betterment of Kakamega County and Team @CoalitionNASAKe
— Rimal (@midika_malvin) September 6, 2017
Thank you Daktari. I will and always respect you. I look up to you as our Kakamega County political father.
— Eric (@amerix) September 6, 2017
That’s now wisdom bwana Mtetezi.We shall really rally behind you in any move you make.
— Nyakwarnyakwamba (@Nyakwarnyakwamb) September 6, 2017
Bullfighter on this you have won my respect &admiration.There is life outside politics,where you can positively impact our lives.Kudos? ??? https://t.co/k7N9jjGFuF
— Edward Kairu???? (@KairuWangombe) September 6, 2017