Dr Bonnie Khalwale should mind about issues affecting Ford Kenya party instead of focusing on issues to do with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo has said.
For months now, the former Kakamega senator has often criticised ODM, arguing that it has lost relevance. On Friday, he mocked ODM following the victory of Ahmed Kolosh, a former ODM member in Wajir West by-elections.
"Ha! Good morning batoto ba @TheODMparty. Ahmed Kolosh, ua immediate former MP has won the Wajir West by election. Join us in the hustler's nation in giving him a hearty congratulation. Sorry, the guy is now a Jubilee MP!But isn't ua baba in China? (sic), Khalwale tweeted.
But in response, Otiende mocked the former Ikolomani MP, asking him to concentrate on Ford Kenya party, which is under Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula. Khalwale has hinted ditching the party.
"Hon Dr, the last I Checked, details at The Registrar’s Still Lists You as the Deputy Party Leader Of Ford-K! And The Leaders Of BOTH Jubilee & ODM Are Abroad, Together. Help Me Understand Your Point," noted the ODM MP in a tweet.
Despite campaigning for ODM leader Raila Odinga in 2017 polls, the former legislator has since joined Deputy President William Ruto's camp. He accuses Odinga of allegedly shortchanging politicians from the Western region.
In 2013, Khalwale backed Musalia Mudavadi's presidential bid but the team emerged third. He would later shift allegiance to Wetangula but the two have since fallen out.
Previously, Dr Khalwale has maintained that no leader from Western Kenya would ever ascend to power, adding that they should focus on getting the Deputy President post.