Kenya: How Khalwale Dressed in Chef's Uniform to Evade Police

11 September 2019

Boni Khalwale has lifted the lid on how he once had to disguise himself in a chef's uniform so as to evade a police dragnet.

He also mocked police, suggesting that he managed to outwit them on the occasion and that they should be smarter next time.

The seasoned politician made this revelation on Tuesday while appearing as a pundit on NTV's popular AM-Live show.

The panel was discussing the arrest of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.

"Do you know the police once upon a time during the struggle two years ago, they came for me at a city hotel to arrest me at 9:30pm when I was watching my favourite team Manchester United?" he posed, as the rest of the panel, including anchor Ken Mijungu and lawmakers Kimani wa Matangi, Otiende Amollo, Aaron Cheruiyot and former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo burst into laugher.

"You know what I decided to do?"

HOTEL MANAGER

"I told the (hotel) manager 'they have come for me?' let them start searching at the hotel. Police should be a little bit sharp. I went to the kitchen and put on this gear of cooks and started preparing sizzling chicken. They could not recognise me," he said.

This narration, however, sharply differs with his tale of events in November 2017 when the police in civilian attire pounced but failed to get him.

At the time, Khalwale took to social media and explained that his life was in danger.

"Fellow Kenyans, my life is in imminent danger! last night, at 9:30pm, men in two cars claiming to be from the flying squad stormed a Nairobi hotel to arrest me. They refused to identify themselves to hotel authorities but slaked me up to 2am this morning."

Commenting on the episode, Amollo, who is the MP for Rarieda and a seasoned lawyer, advised Khalwale to call him next time the police attempted to arrest him as he will 'escort' him to the police station without fear.

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