[SIZE=7]Video Captures Khalwale Fighting Supporter[/SIZE]
[li]By DERRICK OKUBASU on 31 May 2022 - 3:50 pm[/li]
A screengrab of Khalwale engaged in a fight with a supporter (left) and a throwback to when he battled Kibra youth in 2019.
A video has emerged showing former Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale, allegedly engaging in a fistfight with one of his supporters in Kakamega town.
The incident, which occurred on Monday, May 30, took place just moments after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cleared him to contest for the senatorial position.
In the grainy clip, the former Senator, who is known for tackling his opponents head-on, is seen engaged in a war of words (and strong sign language) with the unidentified person.
The situation escalates quickly and he reaches down to the supporter before his car takes off.
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale addressing residents in Likuyani Constituency on Tuesday April 5, 2022
Our attempts to get clarifications from the former lawmaker were futile since our calls and text messages went unanswered.
An earlier clip that Khalwale had posted on his social media handle showed the aspiring Senator accompanied for the clearance by a battalion of boda boda riders hooting around.
He had initially gifted them with green branded reflector jackets in what has been interpreted as a move to speed up his clearance by the IEBC.
Christened the ‘bullfighter’, this was not the first time that the outspoken former lawmaker engaged in a physical altercation during campaigns.
In 2019, he went viral online after photos of him engaging in a fight with rowdy youth in Kibra emerged.
The politician had visited DC Grounds to check on the progress of the by-election (won by Imran Okoth) but was not received kindly.
In a video that went viral, Khalwale, who had refused to leave after orders from rowdy youth, resolved to beat the residents at their own game.
Many expected him to flee but the former Senator decided to stand his ground and fight back. He supported McDonald Mariga in the by-election that sought to replace the late Ken Okoth.