Former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale was on Saturday evening put on the chopping board by netizens after he made a controversial tweet about the now pandemic COVID-19.
The bullfighter took to his social media to politicize the disease, just a day after Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the first coronavirus case in Kenya.
Following the confirmation of the first case, the Health CS ordered an immediate stop of all public gatherings, which greatly affected the famous Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rallies.
Going by the BBI supporters’ phrase of ‘nobody can stop reggae’, Khalwale tweeted saying that coronavirus had just stopped reggae.
He posted an animated photo showing the coronavirus grounding a BBI vehicle by removing all the four tires, with a caption “Ladies en gentlemen, Reggae has stopped”.
The post landed him in problems with Kenyans on twitter going after his throat claiming that Khalwale had lost sense by making the post.
Some accused him of being insensitive about disease just because of pay he had received from his political sponsors.
Some told him off, arguing that his fellow doctors are out there working day and night to figure out COVID-19 and what Khalwale can do is just tweeting rubbish.
Khalwale has also been blasted for relating a serious pandemic of this magnitude to local political shenanigans.
“This is the most unfortunate yet awkward perspective to the CORONA pandemic, worst, from a Doctor. God cures our leader’s mental health,” a Twitter user named Rodgers Meroka posted.
“This is so petty. Praising a global epidemic with the capacity of leaving people dead, because no meetings( including those that you hate) will be held.No BBI meetings then what. Corona is still with us. And may kill many and cause many lockdowns and shortages,” another user questioned.