•The medical doctor who is below 40 years, will battle it out with UDA's Boni Khalwale, Sammy Aina or Winfred Asiko of DAP-K and Nabasanga Kaira.
•He urged youths to put their votes in one basket as he had an agenda for them.
Kakamega senator aspirant Brian Lishenga has said the position belongs to young people. Lishenga said he is confident of winning the seat.
He said the youths who represent 80 per cent of the population will vote for him.
Lishenga said if elected he will prioritise healthcare, people-centred prosperity and education.
The medical doctor who is below 40 years, will battle it out with UDA's Boni Khalwale, Sammy Aina or Winfred Asiko of DAP-K and Nabasanga Kaira.
He urged youths to put their votes in one basket and vote for him as he had an agenda for them.
Lishenga will battle it out with Simbauni Ndombi, a businessman and Benjamin Nandama in ODM primaries.
He was confident of defeating Khalwale and getting support from the youths.
“Both of us are medical doctors and educated, but the difference between us is the age bracket. I'm young and energetic,” the medical doctor said.
Lishenga is the former Dean of Medicine at Egerton University and the Rural Private Hospitals Association of Kenya chairman.
He urged the youths to personalise the senate seat by voting him in.
However political pundits say Lishega had a high chance of running for the seat before Khalwale joined the race after relinquishing his governor bid.
They said Khalwale turning to the senate race has complicated Lishenga’s run and now makes things difficult leaving him with an uphill task in the contest.
“Khalwale is a witty, seasoned and more experienced politician who cannot easily be defeated by a young newcomer into politics. Therefore, Lishenga must employ lots of tactics and triple his efforts,” they said.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris