•Mudavadi and Wetangula were present when the deal was sealed.
•He will now vie for the senate seat.
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has dropped out of the Kakamega gubernatorial race in favour of Cleophas Malala.
He will now vie for the senate seat after the deal brokered at Deputy President William Ruto's Karen home.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula were present when the deal was sealed.
Dp Ruto said he is confident Kakamega will be a Kenya Kwanza County.
Khalwale and Malala recently clashed over who between them is fit to be elected the next Kakamega governor during the Kenya Kwanza rally led by Wetang’ula in Shinoyi market in Kakamega County.
During the rally, Dr Khalwale, who spoke first, said all the aspirants will be subjected to contest in the nominations for the seat and the best candidate will definitely win.
He added that he is the one who has the capacity and upper hand to lead Kakamega as the next governor given his experience and popularity.
In response, Senator Malala dismissed Khalwale’s sentiments, saying that there should be a consensus between them in order to have one of them go for the governor position and the other for the senatorial slot.