Former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale says he had no choice but to defend himself like the ‘Bullfighter’ he is after being attacked by ODM goons during Kibra by-elections last week.
Speaking to residents of his home county, Khwalwale likened his situation on Thursday to the Biblical narrative of Daniel in the Lion’s den.
“They (goons) surrounded me. I weighed them up and saw they were grown-up men like me. I decided to solve this thing man to man. My situation was like that of Daniel in the Bible who suddenly found himself surrounded by lions. I stood my ground and handled them man to man. Am I not a man?” he asked a crowd in vernacular.
According to Boni ‘Mtetezi’, the ODM supporters who caused chaos during the Kibra mini poll specifically targeted Luhya MPs.
“My brother (Moses) Wetangula and the Ford-Kenya party candidate (Hamisi) Butichi were peaceful and only went to Kibra to ask for votes which is their right. But they were stoned and chased away,” Khalwale said.
“I was with Didmus Baraza (Kimilili), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), and Malulu Injendi (Malava). Baraza was stoned and lost his spectacles and hat. Washiali was forced to flee. Malulu was injured and rushed to the hospital. I had to stand tall and defend Mariga.”
Video of Boni engaging in a stone-throwing duel at the DC’s grounds in Kibra.