Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has officially launched the long-awaited multi-million party headquarters located in Lavington, Nairobi.
The Orange party is moving from Kilimani’s rented Orange house to their own premises named Chungwa House.
The 240 Million shilling property sits on the lush and quiet Lavington estate in Westlands constituency, an upscale from their previous headquarters which had housed them since 2006.
The new offices are located about 300 metres from Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party headquarters.
The Kilimani headquarters was home to ODM until the party had a disagreement with the owner of the property, Caroli Omondi, who was Raila’s aide.
After the new headquarters launch, the party will also unveil its Digital Membership Registration programme later on in the day.
ODM leader Raila Odinga is revamping his party as he prepares for the 2022 race. A roadmap to be unveiled today will signal a break from the 2017 National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition partners.
Raila was to unveil the activities tomorrow but postponed because it coincided with the handing over of the Building Bridges Initiate report to him and President Uhuru Kenyatta. Raila is also expected to give elaborate details of the party elections set for early next year.
Last week, the opposition chief said the elections will “inject new blood into the party” ahead of 2022.
Even as Raila’s party launches its new headquarters, a house-cleaning at the party is underway to ensure a near-complete overhaul of the current secretariat.
In the purge, top directors are likely to be shown the door as the party moves to implement an internal task force report which indicted the current secretariat.
The report placed the secretariat’s inefficiencies at the centre of bungled nomination processes which has been cancer eating the party from within.
The current secretariat is expected to be out before the year ends.