Kizito Moi Amukune, the caretaker tragically gored to death by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale’s bull, was laid to rest on February 5, 2024, in Malinya, Kakamega County.
Amidst the somber occasion, Senator Khalwale eulogized Amukune, shedding light on his unique life and defending his bachelorhood as a testament to his special nature.
Senator Khalwale, visibly emotional, spoke of Amukune’s two-decade tenure as his caretaker, praising his dedication and character. He highlighted Amukune’s lifelong bachelor status, asserting that it was not a cause for ridicule but rather a reflection of his distinctive personality.
“Some people here laugh at Moi because he was not married. It is not unusual for someone not to have a wife and kids. In each family, there has to be a special family. In my own family, we have a 50-year-old who doesn’t have a wife and kids,” explained Khalwale.
Furthermore, Khalwale indirectly addressed speculation surrounding Amukune’s demise, refuting claims of foul play and criticizing those, including Governor Fernandes Barasa and businessman Cleopas Shimanyula, whom he accused of politicizing the tragedy.
Shimanyula had suggested foul play in Amukune’s death, leading Khalwale to vow revenge against those who he felt had wronged him and his family.
The funeral, therefore, became not only a moment of mourning but also a platform for Khalwale to assert his stance against perceived injustices.
“Barasa sent Shimanyula to mock my wives who have nothing to do with this incident. I do not know why. I have no problem when they drag my name in mud but why touch these innocent wives of mine? Anyway, now I’m done with the funeral and will serve them revenge equally.”
Amidst the controversy, Khalwale reaffirmed his commitment to supporting Amukune’s family, promising to stand by them in their time of need.