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Simba Arati Named ODM’s National Deputy Chairperson in Leadership Changes


Kisii Governor Simba Arati. [COURTESY]

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has handed Kisii Governor Simba Arati a prestigious position following changes to the leadership.

The party’s National Executive Council (NEC) on Friday replaced six officials.

“The following are the changes made to the membership of the party’s NEC. This follows resignations/defections by the former holders of the positions,” ODM said.

The Raila Odinga-led party named Arati the National deputy chairperson, replacing former Kisii county Woman representative Janet Ong’era who left for the ruling party, UDA.

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Catherine Omanyo is the new deputy secretary general, replacing former Busia Woman representative Florence Mutua.

Saboti MP Caleb Amisi becomes the deputy organising secretary, replacing Zulekha Hassan while  Fatuma Masito takes over as the deputy National Treasurer.

Masito replaces Ogla Karani.

In the changes, Migori Senator Eddie Oketch becomes the new secretary for Humanitarian and Disaster Management affairs. The position was previously held by Bob Njagi.

Elsie Muhanda replaces Justus Kizito as the secretary for security.

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