The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has announced changes to its national leadership, filling some of the positions that have been vacant for a while.
UDA National Executive Committee (NEC) made the changes following a meeting held on Monday, February 27, 2023.
The NEC meeting was chaired by President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.
The new changes, UDA said, are aimed at solidifying the party.
In a statement on its social media pages, the ruling party said NEC had settled on Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire as the new national chairperson.
Mbarire takes over from Johnstone Muthama who recently resigned after nomination to the Parliamentary Service Commision (PSC).
Former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has been appointed the new UDA Secretary General.
He takes over from Veronicah Maina.
Another leadership change announced by UD
Other leadership changes announced by UDA is that of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Member of Parliament Hassan Omar who has been named the new UDA vice chairman.
Omar, the former Mombasa Senator takes over from former Cherangany MP Kipruto Kirwa who resigned months before the August 9, 2022, general election.
Further Kitutu Chache North MP Japhet Nyakundi is the new Treasurer, taking over Omingo Magara.
Mwala MP Musyoka is the new UDA party Organizing Secretary, replacing Karisa Nzai.
“The new officials will serve on the interim basis ahead of national elections slated later this year,” the UDA party said in the statement.
UDA is currently preparing for grassroots elections which are expected to be held across all 47 counties.
But in order to adequately prepare for the exercise, the party led by President William Ruto says it will roll out a membership recruitment drive to enhance the registration of persons interested in participating in the exercise.
“The membership registration drive will run from 1st March 2023 to 30th April 2023,” UDA said in the statement.
It also noted that its online registration platform is available on its website.