The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU) has voted out Secretary-General Chibanzi Mwachonda.
He has been replaced by Dr Ouma Davji, who secured 36 per cent of the votes cast in hotly contested elections held on Thursday, 6th May.
Benjamin Magare came second with 32.1 per cent of the votes while Mwachonda was third with 15.5 per cent.
Abidan Muchuma was elected the new national chairperson with 36.6 per cent of the vote, followed by Benjamin Magare with 32.1 per cent.
Other officials elected include Dr Dennis Miskellah (Deputy Secretary-General), Dr David Mundai (Vice-Chairperson), and Dr Mercy Nabwire (National Treasurer).
Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Secretary-General aspirant Halima Adan commended KMPDU for holding credible, and legitimate elections.
“The election held on Thursday demonstrated that lawful and valid elections are possible within the medical profession. Those elections, I believe, have inspired the nursing fraternity which presently is embroiled in issues revolving around choosing of its union officials,” said Adan.
“I know that the nurses of Kenya will seize this opportunity as proven by KMPDU to press for justice and accountability until proper polls are held to instal legitimate leaders at the Kenya National Union of Nurses.”
Mwachonda has been serving in an acting capacity after taking over from Ouma Oluga, who resigned in March 2020 when he was appointed by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) as Chief Officer of Health.