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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD FEB 2018-Lawyer Edwin Sifuna has been appointed the Orange Democratic Movement’s Secretary General to replace Ababu Namwamba who resigned from the party close to two years ago.
The announcement was made on Friday after party’s National Governing Council meeting attended by ODM party leader Raila Odinga at Orange House .
Nominated Senator Agnes Zani who has been acting Secretary General resumes her former post of Deputy Secretary General.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and his Kakamega counterpart Wycliffe Oparanya have been retained as Deputy leaders while National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi (Suba South) remains the Party National Chairman.
Kisii County Woman Representative Janet Ongera and former Voi MP Thomas Mwadeghu filled two out of three vice-chairmanships vacated by Eldas MP Adan Keynan and former Funyula MP Paul Otuoma to join Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok – who is Council of Governors Chairman.
Homa Bay County Woman Representative Gladys Wanga is the new ODM Party Whip in the National Assembly and also makes an entry into the National Executive Committee as the Secretary of Parliamentary Affairs.
She takes over from Mwadeghu who lost his bid to become the Taveta Governor in the August 2017 General Election.
On the other hand Siaya Senator James Orengo replaces Ongera as the Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs and Whip in the Senate.
Other positions also got leaders with Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris being named the new Secretary for International Affairs taking over from former Taveta County Woman Representative Joyce Lay who joined Jubilee Party and unsuccessfully vied for the Taveta Senate seat.
Kilifi North MP Owen Baya has been appointed Organizing Secretary the position that belonged to former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo who joined Jubilee party last year.