The Orange Democratic Movement Party has made changes to its top leadership following a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held on Wednesday.
The NEC meeting was chaired by ODM Party leader Raila Odinga.
In the new changes announced on Friday, Kisii Governor Simba Arati takes over from Kisii County Woman Rep Janet Ong’era as the new National Deputy Chairperson.
Catherine Omanyo has been named as the new Deputy Secretary General taking over from former Busia Woman Rep Florence Mutua.
Saboti Member of Parliament Caleb Amisi will be the new Deputy Organizing Secretary replacing Zulekha Hassan.
The Raila Odinga led party has also named Fatuma Masito and Migori Senator Eddie Oketch as the new Deputy National Treasurer and Secretary for Humanitarian and Disaster Management Affairs respectively.
Elsie Muhanda will become the new secretary for security.
On Wednesday, ODM Party resolved to expel five of its lawmakers that it considers renegade from within its ranks.
According to ODM, the decision was reached after the said lawmakers “defied party position and for gross misconduct.”
Legislators shown the door for their dalliance with the ruling Kenya Kwanza administration are first time lawmakers Felix Odiwuor of Lang’ata and Prof. Tom Ojienda who won Kisumu County Senatorial seat with a landslide in the last election.
Also not spared from the axe are Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo, Gideon Ochanda of Bondo and Suba South MP Caroli Omondi.
Omondi has unapologetically averred that he doesn’t need the ODM party to retain his seat come the 2027 polls.
“The NEC has resolved to expel from the party Hon. Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Sen. Tom Ojienda (Kisumu), Hon. Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Hon. Felix Odiwuor (Lang’ata) and Hon. Caroli Omondi (Suba South) for defying party position and gross misconduct,” said the ODM in a statement after the party’s top decision-making organ met Wednesday.