26 political parties who are members of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy,met on Thursday 30 June 2016 to elect officials who will see the centre through the August 2017 general elections.
Eleven members of the Steering Committee were elected for a term of three years with a possibility of re-election for a second and final term. Hon. James Omingo Magara retained his seat as Chairperson while Hon. Wavinya Ndeti was elected the Vice Chairperson.
The meeting also unveiled Dr. Carey Francis Onyango as the new Executive Director of CMD – Kenya following his appointment by the Oversight Board on 29th June 2016. The event was witnessed by, Mr.Emiel Bijlmakers, the NIMD Programmes Manager for Kenya, Mozambique, & Zimbabwe.
The full list of the officials who were elected to the Steering Committee is as follows:
Hon. James Omingo Magara - Chairperson
Hon. Wavinya Ndeti - Vice Chairperson
Ms. Alice Ndirangu - Secretary
Hon. Okioma Mwancha - Vice Secretary
Mr. John Wamagata - Treasurer
Ms. Clementine Osodo - Vice Treasurer
Hon. Augustine Lotodo - Deputy Chairperson, Internal Programs Committee
Ms. Leah Ntimama - Deputy Chairperson, External Programs Committee
Mr. Musili Mawathe - Deputy Chairperson, Finance and Establishment Committee
Ms. Magdalene Nzuma - Member
Ms. Cynthia Mutere - Member
The elections were by secret ballot and the Returning Officer was CMD-Kenya’s Mr. Omweri Angima, Senior Programs Officer, Political Party Strengthening, Elections and Devolution, assisted by Ms. Irene Tindi the CMD- Kenya Sports Co-ordinator
Polling :delegates cast their votes Vote tallying by the Returning officers and Aspirants' agents
Aspirant Hon. John Gitonga embraces and congratulates the Chairperson-elect Hon. Omingo Magara while conceding defeat
Steering Committee-elect from left to right;John Wamagata,Musili Mawathe,Leah Ntimama,Okioma Mwancha,Augustine Lotodo,Omingo Magara,Wavinya Ndeti,Alice Ndirangu,Magdalene Nzuma,Clementine Osodo and Cynthia Mutere. Standing at the back is Mr.Emiel Bijlmakers, the NIMD Programmes Manager for Kenya, Mozambique & Zimbabwe