|Kakamega senator candidate, Dr. Brian Lishenga. | PHOTO: COURTESY FACEBOOK|
ODM deputy leader Wycliffe Oparanya has announced that Dr Brian Lishenga, will be the party's senator candidate for Kakamega County in the next general election.
In an interview, Oparanya, who is also the governor of Kakamega County, said that following more than two weeks of negotiations, two other candidates for the post who were vying for the ODM ticket, Dr. Simbauni Ndombi and Benjamin Andama have agreed to withdraw from the race and release Dr Lishenga.
Governor Oparanya called on Kenyans to maintain peace as the nation prepares for general elections.
Dr. Lishenga is a health worker and chairman of a local private hospital association.
The ODM party now has candidates Dr. Lishenga seat of Senator, Fernandes Council of Governor and Elsie Muhanda candidate for the position of women's representative.
By Judith Akolo