Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has taken issue with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua over the upcoming 2032 general elections.
Speaking on Monday during the national tree planting day, the Senator called out the Deputy President for planning to succeed President William Ruto, a move that he said the Mulembe nation will not allow.
“Deputy President listen to me, whether you like it or not in 2032, the way Uhuru left and Ruto entered, when Ruto leaves it will be a Luhya who will enter,” said Khalwale.
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It was during the event that the veteran legislator hinted at vying for the top seat claining that he has the political experience and education required to run the country.
“It has to be clear. Nobody at the national level or the county level is going to play cheap politics on us. If it’s about education, I’m more learned and four times more experienced than the Deputy President,” he said.
According to Boni Khalwale, the Deputy President is trying to weaken Luhya politicians through divide and rule something that he will not allow. He also promised to fight for the rights of his community the same way the Deputy President is fighting for the rights of Central Kenya communities.
“We want just as the Deputy President has decided to fight for coffee farmers, whether I’m Deputy President or not, I will equally fight for sugarcane farmers.” he said