Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has launched a scathing attack on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua as President William Ruto’s succession politics seem to emerge.
In a direct message to the Deputy President, he asserted that Gachagua will not become President in 2032, emphasizing that he should be ready to witness a member of the Luhya community take the helm after Ruto.
“Something has gotten into the Deputy President’s head. Deputy President, listen to me, whether you like it or not, in 2032, when you saw Uhuru exit and Ruto enter, next in line after Ruto will be a Luhya. It has to be clear,” Khalwale declared.
According to the lawmaker, Gachagua must show respect for the Luhya community and refrain from using certain leaders to undermine established figures in the region in his pursuit of the presidency.
Khalwale asserted his educational superiority over Gachagua and claimed greater political experience, emphasizing the need for the Deputy President to respect their community, comprising 7 million people.
“If it’s about education, I am more educated than the DP. If it’s about political experience, I have four times more political experience than the DP. He must respect our community. We are not a small community,” he asserted.
The Kakamega senator criticized Gachagua for exclusively championing the interests of the Mount Kenya region, neglecting his responsibility to the rest of the country.
The Senator, mirroring Gachagua’s focus on coffee farmers, pledged to advocate for the rights of sugarcane farmers in Western Kenya.