Former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale, on Thursday, poked fun into Baringo senator Gideon Moi, over a humorous Swahili utterance he made during a memorial service for his father, the late Daniel Moi, at Nyayo Stadium on Tuesday.
Gideon, who is Moi’s lastborn, had taken to the dais to eulogize his deceased parent as a humorous person who had an insatiable passion for meat.
In a mix of impeccable English and laughable Swahili, Gideon recounted how he struggled to stop Moi from eating meat, citing doctors’ orders.
The late Moi, however, was too stubborn and insisted on partaking the delicacy, as long as there was no doctor in sight.
Gideon attracted a lot of teasing from Kenyans for referring to the doctor as doktari instead of daktari, and Khalwale was not about to let the opportunity to mock the Deputy President William Ruto passive rival pass him.
Speaking on K24’s This Morning show, the Tangatanga politician asked Kenyans to pardon Gideon’s ignorance, since he was not well versed with the medical field.
Khalwale, a doctor by profession, lightly stated that in Kenya, as long as one was handling hospital affairs, even laboratory technicians were referred to as doctors.
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”The funny thing about medicine is that when people see a laboratory attendant, a pharmacist or anybody working in a hospital they call them a doctor,” he noted.
”The doktari Gideon was talking about was actually the technician,” Khalwale humorously added.
On Wednesday, during his father’s burial service in Kabarnet, Gideon clarified his Tuesday statement in yet another hilarious speech, where he noted that he spent so much of his time in hospital that he gained an impressive level of medical knowledge.