Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalawe has condemned Jubilee’s planned merger with ODM saying the coalition pact between the two parties is to enable ethnic mobilisation, if successfully formed, ahead of 2022 elections.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Monday, June 21, the bullfighter, a strong ally to Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto also said that the ongoing talks between Raila’s men and Uhuru’s representative could likely fail to broker a coalition pact saying it will require magic for both parties to strike a deal.
“why I am saying it requires magic, is because the intention of that coalition is purely to enable people to achieve ethnic mobilisation,” Boni Khalwale said.
The former senator further accused the Head of State and his handshake counterpart of imposing leaders for Kenyans stating that it is wrong for the two to sit on a high table and think that presidents can only come from certain families.
Khalwale was speaking amid speculations that President Uhuru Kenyatta will endorse the former premier for the country’s top seat ahead of the much-awaited 2022 General Election.
This was after President Uhuru Kenyatta last week called upon the National Super Alliance principals to work together hinting at supporting one of them to succeed him in the 2022 presidential race.
I do not need Uhuru’s endorsement
However, ODM leader Raila Odinga has dismissed claims Uhuru would secure him leeway to the State House in the next year’s presidential election.
Raila who is yet to declare his presidential ambitions instead said that Uhuru does not have power to choose his successor but only eligible Kenyans would decide through the ballot.
“If I want to be president, I don’t need Uhuru to help me. That is a role reserved for Kenyans. Uhuru cannot install me. That is left to Kenyans. Those coming with such claims are spreading propaganda,” Raila said.