Senator Boni Khalwale has come to the rescue of a man appearing to be stranded in Muraka, Kakamega County.
In a video shared on his X (formerly Twitter) account, Senator Khalwale was seen speaking briefly to the man who was sitting on a guard rail along the highway.
Moments later, the politician handed out some cash to the man donning a helmet and a heavy blue jacket before helping him get on his feet.
He, alongside some of his aides, waived off cars to help the man cross the road. He was walking with the help of some sticks.
“Got a tired, hungry, sick man resting by the roadside on the guard rails at Mubenji. Helped him to cross the busy highway and go home in Muraka,” Senator Khalwale wrote.
Khalwale angered by CSs
Khalwale, a Kenya Kwanza lawmaker, has become vocal about his discomfort with the high cost of living affecting the common mwananchi.
Barely two months ago, the senator called on president William Ruto to sack Cabinet Secretaries Davis Chirchir (Energy) and Moses Kuria (formerly Trade) over fuel costs.
Speaking from Kakamega, he stated that the two were insensitive to the the plight of Kenyans and were failing the president.
“President Ruto, I want to tell you watu wenye umepatia kazi wamekuingiza kona mbaya sana; mtu ambaye anaitwa minister for trade, mtu ambaye anaitwa waziri wa energy na mtu ambaye anaitwa your economic advisor…
(President Ruto, I want to tell you that the people who you gave a job have led you into a very bad corner; a person who is called minister for trade, a person who is called minister of energy and a person who is called your economic advisor,)” he added.
He went on to say that the small traders cannot afford their daily bread due to the high cost of living.
“I was elected in this country of Kenya to serve the poor. I don’t care whether the rich people find petrol expensive but I care when the boda boda people are unable to fuel their motorbikes,” Khalwale said.