Safina Party Presidential candidate Jimi Wanjigi has named lawyer Willis Evans Otieno as his running mate in the upcoming August General Election.
Wanjigi, speaking at Ufungamano House in Nairobi on Tuesday, said Otieno was an easy pick for the position since he is a diligent professional whose values are outstanding.
“I would like to introduce you to Willis Otieno, my running mate and deputy president-designate in the upcoming August 9th general election,” he said.
Otieno, 39, in his acceptance speech, said that they have the right “leadership package” the country needs, one that will engage the young people in making transformative reforms for the people of Kenya.
“There is an opportunity for every young person in the country. The time has come when we must stand up and say that our voices must be heard. We will be seeking the votes of Kenyans who have suffered in the last 10 years but not those who have enjoyed life in the last decade,” said Otieno.
Otieno has worked on governance issues in the political and electoral process in Kenya. He was head of the Raila Odinga presidential campaign secretariat in 2017.