Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale’s message to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has elicited mixed reactions on the internet.
Khalwale on Wednesday. 8th July, 2020 through his official Twitter handle, sent a message of goodwill to the former Prime Minister.
Khalwale said that when the African Union’s chapter of friends is finally written, he would not be left out.
The 2022 Kakamega gubernatorial aspirant explained that Raila’s friendship chapter would record the sacrifices he made for him in Zanzibar, during the Okoa Kenya initiative, during the 2017 campaigns and the six hours of teargas, gunshots, blood and death when the opposition leader returned to Kenya from the USA.
Khalwale went ahead to pray for Raila’s quick recovery, telling him to get well soon.
The Orange party leader is recuperating in Dubai after undergoing a minor surgery.
“When it is written, the chapter on ua friends will record the sacrifices I made for u in Zanzibar, Okoa Kenya Initiative, 2017 campaigns & the six hours of teargas/gunshots/tears/blood/death, on ua arrival from the USA. U are in my thoughts & prayers. @RailaOdinga, do get well soon,” read Khalwale’s Twitter post.
However, Khalwale’s words stunned netizens, leaving them wondering why he has suddenly changed his tune from attacking Raila, to sending him messages of goodwill.
Khalwale has been Raila’s biggest critic since he decamped from Nasa to join Deputy President William Ruto’s team.
Some netizens have, however, told Khalwale to be true to his words, pointing out that there are no permanent enemies in politics.
Here are some of the reactions.