Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi has been appointed to chair Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga's 2022 presidential campaign board.
The ODM boss announced the appointment in a statement on Wednesday, January 5 where he also credited Muriiithi for milestones he has achieved during his reign.
"Governor Murithi was instrumental in the drive to have the derelict Nairobi-Nanyuki and Gilgil-Nyahururu railway lines rehabilitated. He is the current finance, planning and economic affairs committee chairperson of the Council of Governors elected in January 2021," the statement read.
Raila also announced the appointment of IMF consultant, Elizabeth Meyo as the campaign's chief executive officer and secretary to the board.
On her part, Meyo's over three decades of administrative and strategic experience played out making her suitable for the role.
"She is the immediate former Commissioner of the Domestic Taxes Department at Kenya Revenue Authority. During her tenure at the KRA, Elizabeth was pivotal in the KRA’s policy and strategy development for the country
"She spearheaded the rollout of iTax which has revolutionized revenue collection in Kenya," the statement read.
Aside for being the campaign's chief executive officer and the board secretariat, Meyo will also be the campaign's sole spokesperson, the statement added.
"Meyo will be the overall chief executive of the campaign, implement its strategic and key decisions, head the campaign secretariat, and make all vital decisions. She will be the sole campaign spokesperson."
During the Azimio la Umoja convention in December 2021, Raila announced that he would make his fifth bid for the presidency in next year's election, ending months of suspense.
"I do hereby accept to present myself as a presidential candidate for the presidential elections of August 9, 2022 following the request and unanimous decision by Azimio la Umoja
"I’m in this race to mould one indivisible nation. I‘m not at war with any personalities. I’m at war with ideologies that would lead this nation the wrong direction," Raila said.