In December 2023, Odungi Randa was crowned Chairman of the Luo Council of Elders.
This was done in a colorful ceremony at Kisumu's Ofafa Memorial Hall.
He was elected as the 9th Ker of the Luo Council of Elders.
Mzee Odungi Randa was elected as the new Chairman of the Luo Council of Elders, also known as 'Ker,' to replace Willis Opiyo Otondi, who died earlier this year.
Mzee Odungi of Kisumu County is the council's ninth Chairman, and he will be deputised by James Ayanga of Siaya County.
On July 1, 2023, he was elected by Luo elders from four Nyanza counties (Homa Bay, Siaya, Migori, and Kisumu) at the third 'Piny Luo' extravaganza held at Homa Bay High School.
Mzee Odungi was chosen in a race against two other candidates for the seat: Mzee Ayanga, who is now his deputy, and Mzee Adera Osawa from Migori County.
The election followed a ceremony attended by opposition leader and perceived Luo kingpin Raila Odinga.
Governors from the region flanked him, including Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), James Orengo (Siaya), Ochillo Ayacko (Migori), and Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili, who represented his boss, Governor Anyang' Nyongo.