Shock as Boni Khalwale, Malala Remove Ruto’s Image From Campaign Posters
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale and Cleophas Malala have omitted Deputy President William Ruto’s image on their latest campaign posters.
Khalwale, who is eying to recapture his senate seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, on Tuesday, May 24, took to Twitter his campaign poster which only had his picture.
Malala on the other hand, who is seeking to succeed outgoing Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, in his poster had only his image, that of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula.
it is somewhat strange for Malala and Khalwale, who are among the Kenya Kwanza point men in the huge voting Western bloc to exclude Ruto’s image from their posters yet he is their presidential flag bearer.
This comes barely days after Senator Cleophas Malala publicly questioned what he claimed was Deputy President William Ruto’s interference in the politics of the region.
Specifically, the outspoken Malala, who is vying for the Kakamega gubernatorial seat, , in a video that has gone viral, asked Ruto not to interfere with the election of candidates in Western region seeking seats in various political parties in the region ahead of August polls.
Malala a member of Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) suggests the ‘interference’ could affect the chances of his political outfit delivering 70% of votes in the area as indicated in an agreement between Ruto, Mudavadi, and Moses Wetangula who is the Ford-Kenya party leader.
Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula are, as part of the said agreement by Ruto’s camp, expected to deliver 70% of the votes in exchange for the Premier cabinet and National Assembly speaker seats respectively, plus 30% of cabinet seats.
“We have given you top seats please don’t interfere in our bedrooms,” explained Malala.
“You have told us to bring 70% of the votes (in Western Kenya) in exchange for 30% (of government), so all the 70% must also involve ANC and Ford-Kenya parliamentarians the same way we have left the higher seats (President and Deputy President).”
By Kenyan report