Former Senator for Kakamega Boni Khalwale has added his voice in the current takeover of Nairobi County by the national government. Khalwale has called for the county to be dissolved since the major functions have already been surrendered by the embattled Governor Mike Sonko.
“The essential functions of Nairobi have all been taken over by Nairobi Metropolitan Services. Left with the mere control of pornography, control of air pollution, & licensing of dogs, no further funds should be wasted on the Nairobi County. Dissolve it!” wrote Khalwale on his twitter handle.
President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Major General Mohamed Abdalla Badi to take over as Director-General of the newly created Nairobi Metropolitan Services a move seen as effectively rendering Sonko a ceremonial governor.
Popularly known as the bull fighter, Khalwale is a qualified Gynecologist. He graduated with undergraduate Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nairobi from 1981 to 1987.
Khalwale was chairman of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee in the 10th Kenyan Parliament
In 2002 Khalwale ventured into the world of politics for the first time successfully captured Ikolomani Constituency Parliamentary Seat on a NARC party ticket. He retained this seat in the 2007 general election but on a New Ford Kenya party ticket.
His 2007 election as the Member for Parliament in 2011 was nullified by the Kenyan court but won back the same seat. In 2012 while contesting on a UDF Party ticket Khalwale comfortably won the Kakamega County’s Senatorial seat.