Khalwale steps down for Malala in Kakamega governor seat race
Former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale has stepped down in favour of Senator Cleophas Malalah in Kakamega governor race.
In a truce brokered by Deputy President (DP) William Ruto and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Khalwale will now run for the county senatorial seat on a UDA ticket.
"I want to thank the two gentlemen especially Khalwale for ceding ground for Malala in the governor race," DP Ruto said during a press statement on Wednesday at his Karen residence.
The DP was flanked by Musalia, Moses Wetangula (Ford-K) and a host of legislators from Western Kenya region.
On his part, Musalia said the two leaders had set an example for the rest of the political competitors across the country to follow.
"They have set an example we want to pursue in dealing with our members of Kenya Kwanza in other areas so that we can have a consensus among candidates," Musalia said.
The ANC party leader also thanked the UDA for participating in the negotiations to 'get' the right candidate for the different seats.
"What we've witnessed today, is a culmination of what happened yesterday in Narok where leaders came together to back one candidate," he added.