Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has come under fire from Senator Boni Khalwale of Kakamega for allegedly interfering in Western politics.
Speaking on Monday at the nationwide tree-planting event in Kakamega, the senator cautioned the DP against meddling in the sugar industry, which is a major source of income for many people in the area.
Khalwale instructed the DP to instead concentrate on issues impacting Mount Kenya, like as the coffee and tea industries, and to leave the sugar industry to Western area lawmakers.
Gachagua was cautioned by Khalwale not to use money to sway political outcomes in different parts of Kenya.
The long-serving member chastised the Deputy President even further, claiming that because of his years in the legislature, he has greater political experience than the latter.
In addition, Khalwale boasted that he was more qualified academically than Gachagua.
He also told the second in charge that a politician from the West will be taking over as president in 2032, so he shouldn’t count on succeeding William Ruto.
He also advised other high-ranking officials against influencing local politics for personal benefit.
Khalwale attacked Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa during his address for reportedly sending thugs to intimidate Mumias East MP Peter Salasya on Sunday.
Khalwale urged politicians to behave civilly, particularly while speaking to the people.
He also underlined the need for leaders to respect one another’s viewpoints.