Bull fighting is a very popular sport in Kakamega, Western Kenya especially in Khayega and Malinya grounds. It involves bulls fighting each other in an organised event where winners receive prizes. Rather than just being for fun or entertainment, it is also a competition.
Khayega and Malinya are native home to Isukha and Idako sub communities of the Abaluhya who occupy Western Kenya. However, due to its popularity, the sport has extended its borders to the neighborhood like Kabras. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
With the sport comes one famous name ; Dr. Boni Khalwale who is nicknamed the Bullfigher. Khalwale is undoubtedly the king of the game in Kenya despite being a high profile politician. To him, bullfighting is a Luhya culture that he upholds.
Just as in all other sporting clubs, having a reliable squad of players is paramount to achieving desired results. Bullfighting, as the name itself suggests, involves well trained bulls that take on each other in competitions where credit of winning belongs to the owner of the animal.
The Bullfigher has solidified his base in setting rhythm of the game by ensuring that he has a competitive team that can effectively bring down his opponents. Today, he has made a new signing and he couldn't hide his joy. He has publicly made it to through his social media pages.
The former Kakamega County Senator wrote, "Introducing the latest signing to Malinya Bull Fighting Arena 3 years old 'Bruno Likhunyu." View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Being a staunch Manchester United supporter, Khalwale decided to name it after the team's prolific midfielder ; Bruno (Bruno Fernandes from Portugal). With the name, it appears the Bullfigher has unleashed a missile in the fighting arena. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
This comes in a month after the vocal politician lost a champion bull named Malinya Pogba. He tweeted this on 17th October, "The great Malinya Pogba is gone. Gone to rest with Iminyi the G.O.T. He has just succumbed to East Coast Fever. Long live the King of the beautiful game." View pictures in App save up to 80% data.