Days after meeting Kakamega County Senator and Gubernatorial aspirant Cleophas Malala, former Kakamega Senator and Deputy President William Ruto's pointman Boni Khalwale has spoken on reports that he could be planning to pave way for Malala and run for the senate seat.
This was after the two, who have both declared interests to succeed the incumbent Wycliffe Oparanya as the county's boss in 2022, met recently, sparking speculations on whether there was a deal cooking to harmoniously bring together the two ahead of 2022.
It was speculated that Khawlale (UDA) could be considering stepping down for Malala (ANC) both of whom are friends of Deputy President William Ruto, to increase their chances of clinching the seat and locking out Oparanya's ODM candidate.
However, while replying to a comment by one of his followers on Tuesday on why he should go for the senate seat, Khalwale maintained that he is still in the race and is stopping at nothing less other than a gubernatorial position.
He, however, left his fans guessing after jokingly informing the follower that he will be vying for Siaya County Woman MP, leaving speculations on whether there could be something cooking between Malala and Khalwale
Khalwale's place in UDA was recently shaken after an open dalliance between his boss William Ruto and his competitor Cleophas Malala.
According to reports, there were probabilities of Ruto supporting Malala for the post, should ANC and UDA form a working coalition, leaving Khalwale in an awkward position.
Malala has been a keyman in coalition talks between DP Ruto and ANC Party Boss Musalia Mudavadi and this has been evident by the recent visits Ruto has been making to Western Kenya and gracing Malala's football tournaments and Malala visiting Eldoret to grace Ruto's UDA rally
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