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UDA Press Conference Ends Abruptly After Khalwale’s Man Slaps Speaker

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A presser from United Democratic Alliance(UDA) youths in Kakagema on October 29 ended prematurely after a man slapped the speaker.

A supporter disrupted the meeting set up by Kakamega youth leaders to address UDA’s take following allegations that former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale embezzled funds donated by the DP for small businesses in Kakamega.

Immediately after mentioning Khalwale’s name, the man intervenes and slaps the speaker on the back demanding him to cut the meeting and stop speaking about the former senator.

“Leave Khalwale alone! If it is dying then am ready to die. Leave Khalwale or I will beat you.You are not going to say anything concerning Khalwale. There will not be a conference on Khalwale. If it is dying then let it be,” interrupted the Khalwale supporter.

The youth leaders accused Khalwale of patronizing and using them for political mileage.

“The fact that we are speaking, we do not want what we call political chieftaincy or patronage. We don’t want to be patronised here in Kakamega,” said the speaker before being cut short.

In a press conference on October 28, youths and women led by Isukha East MCA Farouk Machanje asked Khalwale to release the Ksh 1 million donated by Ruto.

They also asked the DP to stop donating money through the former senator because he pockets it instead of giving respected parties.

“I’m here as the MCA of Isukha East, and we want Khalwale to come out and account for the Sh1 million donated by RUto to help the women and youth,” Machanje said.

Mchanje, who also accused Khalwale of being a political broker, asked UDA to give the party ticket for Kakamega Governorship to another aspirant instead of Khalwale.

“I am asking my friend DP, kindly look for someone else and work with him for the Kakamega county gubernatorial race. Khalwale is a no. He is a political broker,” the MCA added.

The DP has been on the spot over his erratic donation during his campaign.

On October 28, traders in Mombasa’s Kongowea market also demanded a probe following the disappearance of Ksh 2 million donated by William Ruto.

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According to the small-scale traders, the money was given to con men masquerading as traders instead of them.

“The Sh2 million donated by the DP help small scale businesses landed in the wrong hands,” said the traders who were led by Richard Nyangoto.

According to Nyangoto, only Ksh 700,000 donated reached the traders and can’t trace the rest.

“The purported officials had sidelined the bonafide market officials intending to embezzle the money and we, therefore, want the balance recovered,” he said.

Ruto has donated close to Ksh 20 million in just two months while traversing different counties to push his bottom-up agenda.

ODM leader Raila Odinga has attacked DP’s donations accusing him of stealing public funds and donating them as handouts.

“Every month he’s giving handouts of Sh100million. Yet we know that his earnings are about Sh3million. Where is he’s getting the money?… loopholes are sealed,” he said.

“The biggest problem affecting Kenya is corruption. People have embezzled public funds. When they got to the government they were thinner, but now they are fat like a tick.”

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