Former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale has hailed Deputy President William Ruto as a loyal and selfless politician who has in the past sacrificed his ambition to support other candidates.
In a viral video, Khalwale has slammed Jubilee Kieleweke faction’s nominated MP Maina Kamanda for questioning Ruto’s loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Khalwale hailed Ruto’s loyalty credentials saying the DP had wholeheartedly supported Uhuru in the past three polls.
“ Deputy President has stood with Uhuru since 2002, in 2013 and 2017,” said Khalwale who accompanied DP Ruto on a tour of Western region that kicked off during weekend.
The former senator who has mutated into a staunch supporter of DP’s aligned Tanga Tanga faction asked Kenyans not to fall for tribal politics being propagated by rival Kieleweke faction and which he said were holding the country back.
Khalawale said the DP had supported politicians from outside the Rift Valley including Raila and Mudavadi.
“When DP supported Raila in 2007 and made him clinch the Prime Minister’s position and Mudavadi to get Deputy Prime Minister’s position..he supported them wholeheartedly without paying attention to the tribes they hailed from,” said Khalwale.
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