The electoral agency elected Juliana Cherera as vice-chairperson
During her review by the National Assembly's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, Cherera said she would stay in office even if she faced attempts to interfere with her work or pressure from outside. the part of politicians to resign before the elections.
Appearing for the approval hearings, Cherera had said she would put the public's interests first.
“If things go wrong, I'll stay put. I'll be like a captain. You know, captains never give up on ship,” she said.
"I will advocate for the public interest first. I will speak for the vulnerable and those who have no voice."
Cherera was one of four new commissioners appointed to the electorate by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Others include; Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Abonyo.
Prior to joining the IEBC, she was Head of the Mombasa County Governor's Office. She is also a teacher by profession.
She succeeds Consolata Nkatha who deputized for President Wafula Chebukati until April 2018, when she resigned alongside Commissioners Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat.
The commissioners cited lack of confidence in Chebukati's leadership as the reason for their resignation.
Their exit followed that of Roselyn Akombe who was the first to leave the electorate in 2017, as Kenya prepared for a new presidential election.
The IEBC has assured Kenyans of its commitment to hold free, fair and credible elections in the 2022 general election.
Content created and supplied by: BreakingNewsChannel (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More