Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale was trolled on Twitter after he claimed that the late Vice President Kijana Wamalwa passed away 25 years ago.
Wamalwa in fact passed on on August 23, 2003, making it 15 years since his untimely death in London.
The cause of his death has been disputed and official statements from the government did not specify a particular cause though some claim that he died of HIV/AIDS.
“Exactly 25 years ago Kijana Wamalwa left us. Am here remembering the great moments we shared at the same hotel he officially opened & patronized, at exactly the same spot where he used to sit. This portrait on the wall here at the place sums it all up. Mike, was a great man!” Khalwale tweeted.
Indeed the alumnus of Cambridge University and London School of Economics was such a great man, that those who knew him say he was generous to a fault.
The Standard reported that “if he walked into a pub with Sh50,000 in his wallet, he was certain to walk out without a coin to his name – having handed out alms to those seeking cash for fees, hospital bills, food and what not.”
But KoT called out Khalwale, a doctor turned politician for his mathematical error. They said:
from 2003-2018 is 25…Jubilee mmetufanyia mamboz kweli.Hata hesabu mmechange kwa streets!???
— Aketch (@aketchdenis7) August 23, 2018
OmG…I just hope you don’t practice medicine anymore…. that would have been fatal for a patient in your care …!!
— JWanyutu (@jamesKarugu) August 23, 2018
He!Buda!Umefanya nmetafta birth certificate yangu kuconfirm my age. Hizo "25" years zimefanya njipate nko 33 years already na bado sijaoa. 2018 -2003 unapata 15 years. Its time for you to retire sir.
— Optimus Prime (@Pepela44) August 23, 2018
— Jack Wambugu (@mbugusjack) August 23, 2018
After the death of his widow, Yvonne Wamalwa in January, the government promised to make his graveside a national monument but the family is yet to agree on the matter.
“We are still considering various options. Wamalwa’s family still lives on the land. If the government takes up part of it, the family will need to be resettled somewhere else. That may not work for now,” chairman of the anniversary committee Ronald Jumbe said.
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