Khalwale, Oparanya bury their differences as they vow to Unite Mulembe voters
By Dennis Weche
| June 4th 2017
Kakamega Senator Dr. Boni Khalwale and governor Wycliffe Oparanya have promised to focus on both their campaigns and at the same time direct their supporters to drum up support for NAsA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
During the NASA presidential campaign launch, the duets were seen to have avoided their political egos and instead asked their supporters to elect them not to be coerced by their personal differences.
Both were also keen on the national politics as they directed their support for Raila Odinga whom they termed as a man to beat Uhuru in the august polls.
"I believe that our unity as Luhya nation can gallop our dreams as into statehouse, It's my urge to all Luhya community to set their differences aside and focus on delivering Nasa's presidency’" said Khalwale.
Senator Khalwale and Governor Khalwale who are eyeing the Kakamega gubernatorial seat and have in the recent days risen political temperatures across the county as each promises to clinch power.
Khalwale a first term senator this year got attracted to gubernatorial seat citing that he wants to bring Kakamega to a new development face.
He faults Oparanya for persistent corruption in his government and therefore vows to bring the county to sanity.
Governor Oparanya has dismissed the Senator’s allegations saying that Khalwale is not genuine in his campaigns.
According to Mr Oparanya, his performance records are visible and therefore he has every reason to seek for a second term reelection.
“My projects are visible, we don’t need an expert to analyse this, and even a young child knows that I’ve done to my level best,” said Oparanya.
Kakamega gubernatorial seat has so far attracted five aspirants including the incumbent Oparanya, Senator Khalwale, Lawyer Mike Osundwa, Business woman Mable Muruli and Major Rtd Suleiman Sumba.
The seat has so far narrowed to three kingpins that are set to battle for county's top job, they are governor Oparanya of ODM party, Senator Khalwale of Ford Kenya and lawyer Osundwa of ANC, all whom are affiliated to NASA.
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