Kakamega senator has lashed at COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli over plans to name the Luhya community’s preferred presidential candidate ahead of 2017 poll.

Atwoli said the candidate will be named during an end year fete on December 31 at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.

But Boni Khalwale said the COTU boss was creating unnecessary sideshows that should not be taken seriously.

“What Atwoli is doing is a sideshow. The focus is on removing Uhuruto and putting Kenya back on track [sic],” Khalwale said through a tweet on Wednesday.

The senator further said the Luhya vote will be delivered when the community is united and not divided.

“With Mudavadi working with Cord, I can confirm that Mudavadi-Wetangula-Khalwale trio will deliver Baluhya vote 100{d59e984f9fbc5c09e4ab0305e27bfa5819922b7230cd324f89a660f78358ca33},” he added.