ODM nominates Nairobi county deputy speaker
Alvin Mwangi and David Owiyo
Orange Democratic Movement has nominated former Nairobi Mayor Geoffrey Majiwa as their preferred candidate for the position of Deputy Speaker in the Nairobi City County Assembly.
The party picked the Baba Dogo MCA to the position, which if approved by the House, will see him replace Ruai Ward representative John Kamangu as part of a deal that saw the Raila Odinga-led party support Jubilee Party’s candidate, Benson Mutura for the Speaker’s position in return for the deputy’s position.
Mutura was voted in by all the 99 MCAs who cast their ballot replaced Beatrice Elachi.
“Pursuant to Standing Order 21(8) of the Nairobi city County assembly Standing Orders, I hereby communicate leadership changes in the Minority Party ODM as per the attached correspondences from the party.
In line with the ongoing efforts to create a harmonious environment in the House, the party central committee has made the following changes in regard to the leadership; Deputy Speaker Geoffrey Majiwa,” reads a letter by Makongeni Ward representative, Peter Imwatok, who doubles up as the Minority whip.
At the same time, Embakasi MCA Michael Ogada is the new minority leader, replacing Karen MCA David Mberia.
ODM Party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna pointed out that Mberia resigned from his position, prompting the party to replace him with Ogada.
He will be deputised by Melab Atema who has replaced Hospital MCA Patrick Musili, a wiper MCA.