The much hyped Mulembe unity talks have hit a snag after two of its leaders declared their support for Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 Presidential bid.
Bonny Khalwale is the latest to declare his support for Ruto after Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula’s declaration last week.
Khalwale announced his new found love at a fundraising for the United Pentecostal Evangelistic Church Kenya at Annex in Eldoret.
“I have long experience in Kenya’s politics and I know it’s not possible to defeat a government candidate in an election,” Khalwale said.
He said that his new move is not about money, but because he believed that Ruto will not lose come 2022.
“Please Church leaders I urge you to pray for leaders from my Luhya community who think I am in a commercial venture by doing what I am doing. DP Ruto knows me and I know him well because we have been friends and we have also fought,” said Khalwale.
This comes at a time when Khalwale, Wetangula and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi had hinted of bringing the Luhya Nation in one bought. Seemingly, the idea might not work.
Instead, Khalwale has advised Mudavadi to be Ruto’s running mate in 2022.
“When Mudavadi goes to get a running mate like Jeremiah Kioni and think he will make it then it’s a dream,” he said.