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Proposal to expel Khalwale after attacking Raila

Curtis Otieno
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Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale (L) and Deputy President William Ruto at a past event. [Source/Joachim Atenya/ Twitter]

Moments after calling for the expulsion of opposition leader Raila Odinga from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has found himself in a similar situation.

Ford Kenya party delegates on Thursday proposed Khalwale's removal from the party, citing his closeness with Deputy President William Ruto which breaches the party laws.

Led by the Trans Nzoia County Executive Secretary Andrew Wafula, the delegates saw no need to keep Khalwale who doubles up as the party deputy leader in the party.

The termed his allegiance with Ruto disrespectful to the bloc, its leadership and supporters.

"His allegiance to another political party and the DP is a disrespect to the party leadership. He cannot pretend to be in FK when he is busy campaigning for the DP. We do not need him in the party," he told the press in Kitale, reports Standard.

Khalwale has severally pledged his support for Ruto's 2022 presidential bid, sidelining his party leader Moses Wetangula who has also hinted at running for the same seat in the same race.

In an interview on Citizen TV's 'Day Break' early the same day, Khalwale urged the Orange party to oust Raila, its founder and party leader, over his March 9 truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He termed Raila's newfound cooperation with Uhuru of the Jubilee Party as indiscipline to the Orange party.

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