New ODM party line-up brews fresh discontent

November 25, 2014 8:31 am
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Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, MPs Paul Otuoma and Florence Mutua turned down the new positions, arguing that the list of officials was forced upon them/FILE
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, MPs Paul Otuoma and Florence Mutua turned down the new positions, arguing that the list of officials was forced upon them/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – Three newly appointed Orange Democratic Movement leaders have declined posts given to them by Party Leader Raila Odinga stating that the list did not pass through the required procedures.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, MPs Paul Otuoma and Florence Mutua turned down the new positions, arguing that the list of officials was forced upon them.

“It’s our conviction that the manner the process was conducted does not reflect the will of the members of the ODM family and therefore it would be egocentric for us to take up these positions merely for purposes of personal aggrandizement,” the three said in statement on Monday evening.

“Merely handpicking individuals for party positions does not address the fundamental, underlying issues that the party has to resolve first.”

According to the list, Oparanya was to be the second deputy party leader, Otuoma was one of four vice chairmen while Mutua was one of four deputy organising secretaries.

Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba, who leads one camp in ODM, was designated the secretary-general.

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Below is the full list;

1. Party Leader – Raila Amolo Odinga
2. Deputies Party Leader – Hassan Ali Joho and Wycliffe Oparanya
3. National Chairman – John Mbadi
4. Deputies National Chairman – Josphat Nanok, Paul Otuoma, Adan Keynan and Christine Lemein.
5. Secretary General – Ababu Namwamba
6. Deputies Secretary General – Elizabeth Ongoro and Dr. Agnes Zani
7. National Organizing Secretary – Abdikadir Aden
8. Deputies Organising Secretary – Suleiman Dori, George Aladwa, Florence Mutua and Rozah Buyu
9. National Treasurer – Timothy Bosire
10. Deputies National Treasurer – Hilda Siang’a and Ogla Karani
11. Secretary Public Policy and Economic Affairs – Steven Kariuki
12. Secretary Legal and Constitutional Affairs – Timothy Wanyonyi
13. Secretary for Publicity and Information – Denittah Ghati
14. Secretary for International Affairs – Joyce Lay
15. Secretary for Women Affairs (OWL) – Beth Syengo
16. Secretary for Youth Affairs (OYL) – Rashid Mohammed
17. Secretary for Special Interest Groups – Grace Mboja
18. Secretary for Environment – Ronald Ng’eny
19. Secretary for Devolved Government – Kipkorir Arap Menjo
20. Secretary for Science and Technology – Dr. Noah Akala
21. Secretary for Labour Programmes and Social Welfare – Wario Dida
22. Secretary for National Security – Hon. Maj. John Waluke
23. Secretary for Humanitarian and Disaster Management – Amos Lempaka
24. Secretary for Disability Affairs – Isaac Mwaura
25. Secretary for Political Affairs – Opiyo Wandayi
26. Secretaries for Parliamentary Affairs – Janet Ong’era (Senate) and Thomas Mwadeghu (National Assembly)
27. Executive Director (Ex-Officio)

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