Azimio la Umoja spokesman Prof Makau Mutua has resigned as the chairman of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC).
According to a statement by KHRC, Mutua has been replaced by Davinder Lamba as interim chair of the board.
KHRC said Mutua stepped aside to concentrate on the campaigns of Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
"The KHRC is delighted to announce the appointment of Davinder Lamba as interim chair of the board. Davinder has been a member of the KHRC Board for many years and has an exemplary and distinguished record in the human rights and social justice movements at all levels. Prof. Makau Mutua has stepped aside from the role of Chair of the Board to concentrate on the Azimio election campaign," part of the statement read.
In March this year, Prof Mutua was appointed the spokesperson of the Raila Odinga campaign secretariat.
“It is my pleasure to appoint Prof. Makau Mutua the Spokesperson of the Raila Odinga 2022 Presidential Campaign and Head of Its Think Tank. Prof. Mutua needs no introduction to Kenyans. He is the former Dean at SUNY Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, where he is SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Margaret W. Wong Professor,” said Odinga in a statement.