- Dr Boni Khalwale has received sharp criticism online after sharing photos of himself helping students cross a highway
- In a caption on the photos, the former senator promised to build footbridges at major crossovers in Kakamega county if elected governor
- The public, however, threw jabs at him for using primary school children to play politics for his own selfish gain
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It is that time when politicians seeking votes in the upcoming election will do anything, however weird it looks, to gain favour from the populace.
For Boni Khalwale, what was meant to be proof that he is offering service to humanity left him with egg on the face after the public read pretence and politics in them.
The gubernatorial aspirant had shared photos of himself helping three primary school pupils across a highway.
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He explained that he took the initiative to help the girls because crossing the Kakamega-Kisumu Highway at Amalemba is quite hazardous.
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“Helped three little girls from Bukhulunya Primary School to cross. As the governor, I will construct footbridges at major crossovers in Kakamega county,” he wrote.
That he used the pupils to sell his agenda for the Kakamega county gubernatorial position did not go down well with the public.
Others questioned the fact that he had to take evidence of himself helping and share it on social media.
And your photographer just happened to be standing across the road.
Bernard M Kiilu:
“Oh yeah! Quite a busy road indeed. Next time you want to do good, leave the camera home.”
Evans Wuod Jane:
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“Oh how nice! No one has ever helped a child cross the road before. You are such a kind-hearted person. They will be crossing tomorrow and for the rest of their school-going years. Will you go back to help them again?”
“You told a guy to capture a photo of you holding the kids’ hands? I’ve helped many many kids cross busy roads and I don’t see that as an achievement. There are people out there helping a lot but you’ll never hear them posting it.”
Dan Nyakwar Genga:
“What about tomorrow? Where will you and your cameraman be when these children cross the road?”
Alfred Mutua promised swimming pools
Khalwale’s stunts came on the same day presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua launched his manifesto on the Maendeleo Chap Chap Party.
One of the pillars was that he would construct public swimming pools across the country so that children learn the skill to avoid deaths by drowning in the future.
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He also promised to have salaries paid twice every month so that there will always be money in circulation to grow the economy.
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Source: Tuko Kenya