Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) party Secretary-General (SG) Edwin Sifuna on Wednesday tore into former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale over his remarks regarding a post he had tweeted on.
In his tweet, the ODM SG while reacting to CNN journalist’s post said that the fact the US youths had politically prefered an older candidate as opposed to a younger one was a clear indicator to politicians that candidate’s age does not matter in a political contest.
“This! Wake up call to those who imagine political support follows candidate’s age or gender. These under 35s could have gone for Buttigieg…the youngest in the race… But Bernie at age 78 speaks their language,” tweeted Sifuna.
In response, Khalwale questioned the Senator why he did not react to an opinion poll that had ranked the Deputy President William Ruto ahead of ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“I agree with you on this opinion poll. However, isn’t it rather curious that u went mute on the other one that showed Ruto – 40% and Raila – 16%?” posed Khalwale.
I agree with you on this opinion poll. However, isn't it rather curious that u went mute on the other one that showed Ruto – 40% and Raila – 16%? https://t.co/vmbiyX5Cif
— Dr Boni Khalwale, CBS (@KBonimtetezi) December 11, 2019
The remarks by the former Senator in all appearances rubbed Sifuna in a wrong way that is if his response is anything to go by.
“Unlike you, I am under no pressure to open my mouth every time I have an opinion,” clapped back Sifuna.
Khalwale, who was a critic of Jubilee Party government in 2017, turned to be the ruling party supporter and one of DP Ruto’s key point man in Western Kenya.
The former Senator has been an ardent supporter of DP Ruto’s presidential bid and even joined Jubilee Party after shifting his allegiance.
Unlike you I am under no pressure to open my mouth every time I have an opinion. https://t.co/GHvB5yBqGq
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) December 11, 2019