Since defecting from his party, Boni Khalwale is now full on Ruto’s sidekick, advocating for a Ruto presidency.
Speaking during a funds drive at Muwanda Catholic Church in Bumala, Boni Khalwale took the opportunity to remind his clansmen of the betrayal they have endured from the former Prime Minister. In his speech, the former kakamega senator spoke of the handshake being a bridge for Raila to gain power in government since he has a tendency of losing the presidential elections.
Khalwale implied that the former prime minister will still use the handshake to be in government once Ruto ascends to power. It is improbable to ignore the fear that the former senator projects of being left out in 2022 political positions. Many have predicted that Khalwale has finished his political career by being a Ruto ally.
He attributes his decision of siding with Ruto as a wish that he is granting the late Eugene Wamalwa who urged him to do so, while he was on his deathbed.
It could also be a wise move defecting considering he was likely to be kicked out by the disciplinary committee for being disloyal to his political party.