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Boni Khalwale: Senator Emotionally Remembers First Wife Who Died After Collapsing

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Boni Khalwale has emotionally remembered his late first wife Adelaide Shikanga. Photo: Boni Khalwale.

Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has emotionally remembered his late first wife Adelaide Shikanga.

In the heartwarming post, the senator shared a photo with his wife as they attended their son Tiga’s graduation at the University of Nairobi.

According to Khalwale, the photo was dated Friday, December 2016.

The Senator revealed his son has now been promoted at work but sadly his wife was not around to celebrate with them.

“Oh, how time flies,”

“On 2 Dec 2016, my wife Adelaide and I escorted our son, TKhalwale as he graduated from the University of Nairobi,”

“Tonight, I’ve admired this graduation photo again and again alone (my Adelaide died!) as I celebrated the promotion of Tiga to a full-blown principal auditor at the Kenya National Audit Office. Meritocracy still works in Kenya. God Lord Almighty.” Khalwale posted.

Adelaide died in October 2019 after collapsing at her Malinya home in Ikolomani, Kakamega County.

Khalwale said she died in his arms as he tried to resuscitate her.

She was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2003.

Khalwale said she died from pulmonary hypertension, which she developed a week before her death.

“My wife was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix in 2003. This year, she contracted cancer of the blood. She had already undergone her sixth chemotherapy at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital where it was cleared. On Friday, she developed pulmonary hypertension,” he said.

Many people in Western Kenya enjoy a polygamous lifestyle and Boni Khalwale is not an exception.

He married his first wife Adelaide Shikanga while still a second year student at the University of Nairobi.

He was able to afford keeping a wife since back then they were given a stipend of KSh 1,500/ which was a lot of money. Adelide was still in form two when they got married. Later, he sent her back to school.