Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale has joined the list of leaders supporting the proposed merger of the parties making up the Kenya Kwanza alliance.
He says that this is needed even more in Western Kenya, where some leaders are holding onto kiosk parties that are of no relevance to the people.
He has mentioned National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula's Ford Kenya and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi's ANC outfit.
The leader says that just as COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli said earlier, the two are merely kiosks that need to be done away with.
He says that it is for this reason that the two, and all the other Western Kenya leaders, need to join a big and more serious party and drop the briefcase ones.
“If we hope to make an impact on the political scene as a community or region, then we should be part of a political formation that transcends the communities of Kenya, and that is why Malala and I are more comfortable in UDA than either ANC or Ford-Kenya," he has told the Daily Nation.
He has added that if unwilling to change, the two will remain political pushovers whose job is to escort others as they seek the presidency in elections.
Khalwale has warned that if not careful, Mudavadi and Wetangula will remain political flower girls with no serious impact during election seasons.
"They will continue sitting on the fence and only waiting to be auctioned at the eleventh hour by leading presidential candidates," he said.
ANC has already declared that it will not be part of the merger, with its Deputy Party Leader Kassim Tandaza saying that this can easily return the country to the single party days.
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