Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah’s Roots party has appointed Omar Lali as its Coordinator of Beach Boys Association countrywide.
The appointment was made by Wajackoyah’s running mate Justina Wamae who took to Facebook on Friday to make the announcement.
According to Wamae, despite being a huge part of Kenya’s economy, beach boys are often overlooked during the formation of new regimes even though they collectively hold a considerable number of votes that can swing an election in anyone’s favour.
“Beach boys spur up the tourism economy as they are guides offering lengthy tours of the coastline and the marine parks. Others sell African souvenirs such as Khangas, Maasai sandals and beadwork. Some of these traders display their wares along the sandy stretch,” she said.
“Lali brings the beach boys vote who are many at times ignored in Kenya’s development agenda. Roots party looks forward to this strategic partnership.”
Lali made headlines in July 2020 after he was accused of being behind the death of his then girlfriend and late Keroche heiress Tecra Muigai who reportedly fell to her demise in the bathroom of the house they shared on May 3, 2020.
He was arrested and charged with murder after police and the prosecutor, banking on evidence gathered by investigators, said they were satisfied that the death was not accidental.
Lali was however set free after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji dropped murder charges against him.