Malala on the other hand, who is seeking to succeed outgoing Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, in his poster had only his image, that of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula.
it is somewhat strange for Malala and Khalwale, who are among the Kenya Kwanza point men in the huge voting Western bloc to exclude Ruto’s image from their posters yet he is their presidential flag bearer.
It is believed that the duo are fearing to feature the 2022 presidential election front runner William Ruto on their posters for the fear that it might cost them their votes.
This comes barely days after Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala asked the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer not to interfere with Western Kenya political affairs in the build-up to the August 9, General Election.
He said William Ruto’s interference with the Western region could affect the chances of other Kenya Kwanza affiliate parties including ANC outfit from delivering the 70 percent of the total votes cast.
“We have given you top seats as UDA; please don’t interfere in our bedrooms. Let’s respect each other. You have told us to bring 70 percent of the votes in Western Kenya in exchange for 30 percent of the national government,
” So all the 70% must also involve ANC and Ford-Kenya parliamentarians the same way we have left the higher seats for UDA,” said Malala.