Catherine Mumma has been named the National Elections Board chairperson for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party for a five-year term.
Ms Mumma now replaces nominated senator Judith Pareno who has been at the helm for a while now. She was appointed to the board alongside Abdulahi Diriye, Richard Tairo, Syntei Nchoe and Emily Awita.
She will head the team that will oversee ODM elections past 2022, as they start immediate preparations for grassroots elections for the party.
The Orange Party announced the changes on Tuesday, appointing Ben Sihanya as the head the Disciplinary Committee.
Other members of the Disciplinary Committee include; Ramadhani M. Abubakar, Mumbi Ngaru, Seth Kakusye and Florence Omosa.
“The new NEB must quickly settle and begin preparations for the Party Grassroots Elections. The new Disciplinary Committee likewise is expected to settle down quickly and dispense with urgent pending disciplinary cases involving our MCAs from Nairobi, Bungoma and Nyamira Counties,” said the Party Secretary general Edwin Sifuna.
The changes followed a meeting of the ODM Central Committee on Tuesday under chairmanship of Party Leader, Raila Odinga.
“On behalf of the Party we wish to thank all those who served previously on these committees for their dedication and service. We wish to also congratulate the new appointees and wish them the very best as they embark on their work,” added Sifuna.