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ODM Communication Boss Badly Attacks Khalwale Over Controversial Remark Against Raila

by M Nyongesa
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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Communication Director Philip Etale on Wednesday afternoon launched a scathing attack on former Kakamega Senator Boni khalwale.

Etale, through his official Twitter handle, was responding to Khalwale’s controversial remark against ODM party leader Raila Odinga.

The ODM man declared “that sometimes Khalwale uses his bald to think”.

Khalwale on Tuesday, 12th May, through his official Twitter handle, claimed that the former Prime Minister would be shortchanged by President Uhuru Kenyatta come 2022.

According to Khalwale, Raila joined Kanu in 2002, hoping to succeed then President Daniel arap Moi, but was taken for a ride.

Khalwale said that President Moi’s former deputy, Mwai Kibaki, won the election instead. He accused Raila of rocking the Jubilee Party, hoping to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, but he declared that the former Premier would again not make it.

According to Khalwale, DP Ruto will win the 2022 presidential poll

Khalwale’s claims came amid President Kenyatta’s shocker on DP Ruto’s allies, in what many have seen as a betrayal of his deputy.

Two of DP Ruto allies were on Monday, 11th May, removed from their key Senate positions, following a meeting held at State House, Nairobi.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka on Tuesday, 12th May, upheld a resolution for the removal of Senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika as Majority Leader and Majority Whip, respectively.

The Speaker said he had received minutes that showed that 20 Senators attended the State House meeting and voted to effect changes in the Jubilee Senate leadership.

The Speaker said he had also received a duly-signed list of Senators who attended the meeting on 11th May; the post-election coalition agreement between the Jubilee Party and the Kenya African National Union (Kanu) as well as a certificate from the Registrar of Political Parties dated May 8, 2020.

According to Lusaka, the majority effected the changes and the Senate now recognises Samuel Poghisio (Kanu’s West Pokot Senator) as the Majority Leader; Irungu Kang’ata as Majority Whip and Farhiya Ali (Nominated Senator), as Deputy Majority Whip.

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