Former Assistant minister Magerer Langat is the new Executive Director of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) in a move that will also see the party secretariat restructured.
Seen as an attempt to inject fresh blood into the ODM leadership the party on Monday announced that the former Kipkelion MP will take over at the party secretariat alongside four other youthful officials picked to head departments created as in the restructuring.
Nabii Nambwera will head the directorate of Policy and Strategy, Ceaser Asiyo (Operations) and Rosemary Kariuki (Membership Services).
The appointments follow the exit of former Executive Director Janet Ongera, who was nominated senator by the party after the March 4 elections.
The selection committee chaired by Butere MP Andrew Toboso in partnership with a local Human Resource firm interviewed 12 candidates who applied for the job last week before handing over their report to the party leader Raila Odinga.
A statement from ODM headquarters said a National Governing Council meeting has been called early next month to ratify the appointments.
“The NGC will also discuss plans to fill vacant positions in the National Office left either through resignations or defections. Such positions include the Deputy Party Leader previously held by former DPM Musalia Mudavadi, Treasurer formerly held by Omingo Magara, Deputy Treasurer formerly held by Mahmoud Mohammed who decamped to URP, National Vice Chairman formerly held by Joe Nyagah among other positions,” said the statement.