Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has declared he will pursue legal action against local businessman Cleophas Shimanyula, known as Toto, for linking him to the death of his farmhand, Kizito Amukune Moi.
The 47-year-old farmhand tragically lost his life when attacked by one of Khalwale’s prized fighting bulls, ‘Inasio,’ at Khalwale’s residence in Shikhuyu village, Kakamega County.
Senator Khalwale, in accordance with Luhya traditions, speared and slaughtered the bull responsible for the attack.
A postmortem conducted by Government Pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor confirmed that Moi was killed by the animal. The late farmhand was laid to rest on Monday.
Senator Khalwale accuses Shimanyula of spreading false and baseless claims that dispute the police’s findings in the case. Khalwale, speaking to journalists at Malinya Police Station, stated that Shimanyula had portrayed him as a “murderer” and made derogatory remarks about his wives in a viral video.
In the video, Shimanyula implied that Moi’s death was not the result of injuries sustained during a bull attack, as concluded by the police, but that he had been stabbed by Senator Khalwale.
Khalwale vehemently denied any involvement in the worker’s death, distancing himself from allegations that he influenced the police’s investigation report.
The Senator explained that the deceased had served as the caretaker for his fighting bulls for the past two decades.
Another employee discovered Moi’s body in the cowshed while Khalwale was attending to his responsibilities. After the worker’s death, Shimanyula contested Khalwale’s account of the events, leading to a thorough police investigation.