Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khwalwale on Thursday evening became the butt of online jokes after he was photographed arming himself with stones during the Kibra by-election.
Khalwale, a senior politician and a medical doctor by profession, was pictured collecting stones from a ditch and posing as if ready for action.
The politician, who has been leading the campaign for Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga, was earlier in the day captured on video being stoned by some individuals in Kibra.
Kibra is a bedrock of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who has backed Imran Okoth to recapture the seat for ODM.
The seat fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth, Imran’s brother who succumbed to cancer earlier this year.
After the pictures went viral, people tweeted all manner of jokes.
Here are a few below.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) November 7, 2019
How I deal with anyone who gets in mawe… pic.twitter.com/fOgqTy6Qhw
— Baba Kayai (@BabaKayai) November 7, 2019
These pictures are disheartening and sad. This man was once a kingpin of a whole community, he’s a medical doctor, the immediate former Senator of Kakamega County. Who or what reduced Boni Khalwale to this? #KibraVotes pic.twitter.com/4tYrxZ8ynm
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) November 7, 2019
— KENNETH (@IkeOjuok) November 7, 2019
Circumcised men never run away! They face their problems head on. Khalwale stood alone against men who only look confident when in a group. pic.twitter.com/91htIePbz9
— NaiBei™ (@naiblogger) November 7, 2019