Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has revealed the main reason why he does not disclose the total number of his children.
In an interview with The Star newspaper, 63-year-old Khalwale admitted that it is true that the children he celebrates qualifying in national exams almost every year are indeed his but he flatly refused to reveal the exact number of his children in totality.
Khalwale said that in his family he has a history of giving birth to twins from his grandmother's lineage.
"It is true that I am the one who loads those children with congratulatory messages and it is also true that the children I am posting are mine. The reason you see me always free to do that is because I have a history of twins. My grandmother was a twin. My father was a twin. So the twin genes are in me," he said.
The politician admitted that even in his family, he has twins, saying that his second and third wives gave him twins three times.
"Right now I have two groups of university twins. In total, I have 5 children in college right now," Khalwale said.
He pointed out that according to the traditions and culture of people from the Abaluhya community, it is taboo to count the number of children.
"When I stop counting, that's when I can tell the number of my kids. But for a full-blooded Luhya, counting children should not stop until you fall and faint," he told the newspaper.
The newspaper said that Khalwale is a great lover of the Luhya culture saying that his high level of education did not make him leave the culture.