Former Defence Minister Eugene Wamalwa Takes over Party DAP-K Leadership

Former Defence Minister Eugene Wamalwa Takes over Party DAP-K Leadership

Former Defence Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eugene Wamalwa has been unveiled as the new Party Leader of the Democratic Action Party – Kenya (DAP-K).

Wamalwa takes over from Wafula Wamunyinyi who has been at the helm of the party since its formation on December 4, 2021.

Wamalwa a former Saboti Member of Parliament (MP) served as the Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister under the late Mwai Kibaki regime before being appointed as the Devolution and bDefence Cabinet Secretary during the retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure.

Luanda Member of Parliament (MP) Dick Maungu has been named the party’s new Organising Secretary, and Wamunyinyi (Deputy Party Leader).

Bernard Masanja who has been the party’s 1st deputy party leader has taken over the functions of Deputy Secretary General while Eseli Simiyu has retained his position as the party’s Secretary General.

“The re-organization and re-positioning of DAP-K take effect immediately and the same has been communicated to the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties,” the party said.

In the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Wednesday, February 15, the party leadership maintained DAP-K is still part of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition.

“The party remains a part of Azimio One Kenya political party as resolved by the formative NDC on 14/12/2021and will work with all like-minded parties in the said coalition in pursuit of a better multiparty environment in Kenya,” DAP-K NEC leadership said in a statement.

“@wamunyinyi has spearheaded DAP-K to become the 4th biggest party in Kenya with elected leaders across the country. A true Leopard doesn’t change its spots,” the party wrote on Twitter.