By Paul Mukana
Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala has declared his willingness to step down for Bonny Khalwale in the Gubernatorial showdown.
“I Know that we are in the showdown looking for the seat and my brother Bonny Khalwale is here.So me and him will seat down and agree so that one of us vies for the senatorial seat and the other goes for Gubernatorial,” he said.
Addressing a Kenya Kwanza rally at Likuyani market on Tuesday morning, Malala expressed confidence that the political waves will not make him to chew bones with Khalwale because they are brothers and are affiliated to one political arena.
“So we have to seat down and talk.If it is agreed that it is Bonny to be governor I am ready to agree, and if we agree it is me, I will be even more delighted,” he noted.
His sentiments come at a time when the political temperatures in Kakamega county are rising.
There has been pandemonium in the Kenya Kwanza coalition as far as the Kakamega Gubernatorial race is concerned.
Both Khalwale and Malala are key hit men in the Mudavadi-Ruto alliance.
Thus, political pundits have opined that their Gubernatorial ambitions must be carefully handled in order for the Mudavadi-Ruto pact to stay intact.
Khalwale who was also present avoided to talk about the scenario.
The former senator instead accused president Uhuru Kenyatta for imposing Raila Odinga to Kenyans and also slammed Governor Oparanya.
“I respect Oparanya but he has terribly failed to deliver, that’s why my 20 years experience will be of great help to this county,” Khalwale reckoned.
DP Ruto who was also present praised Malala for his willingness to hold a conversation with Khalwale.
Malala however maintained that he is confident of the matter being solved amicably.
Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga also graced the occasion and warned President Uhuru Kenyatta not to interfere with IEBC in the count down to the August 9th polls.
The ground was intense as the Kenya Kwanza brigade continued with their fearless onslaught to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
It was one of the rallies that DP Ruto and his team had planned to hold across Kakamega county.