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"Kumbe" Revealed Wealth And Previous Jobs Held By Nominated IEBC Commissioners To Run 2022 Elections

The Kenyan government has approved four IEBC nominees after rigorous vetting to oversee the 2022 general elections. This has been done in order to get trustworthy and honest people who will ensure that the upcoming elections are held in a free and fair manner with a lot of transparency. However, a section of the MPs have also stated that Wafula Chekukati, Boya Mulu and Prof Abdi Guliye who are in office are free to resign in case they feel they cannot handle the elections to pave way for new leaders.

These new nominees whose names were read in parliament by the speaker include Francis Wanderi, Justus Abonyo, Juliana Cherera and Irene Cherop. They are two men and two women to ensure equality and gender balance to all people. This integration is now key ahead of upcoming polls.

Francis Wanderi worked as the former boss of the Exports Processing Zone in Kenya before being appointed to work for IEBC. Juliana Cherera was a teacher by profession who also worked as an accounting officer at the Executive arm of the government. Irene Cherop is popular for making a bid in running for a position of a woman representative before. She revealed this information during her interviews pending approval to join IEBC as their commissioner. She also worked in the National Government and Constituency Development Fund. Further information revealed that the four nominees at the electoral agency hold a combined wealth of Sh213 million.

The government made public their net worth and sources of wealth to help curb corruption as per the requirement of the constitution. Mr. Wanderi is the richest in Kenya with a net worth of Ksh 100 million. Mr. Nyang'anya comes second with a net worth of Ksh 49.5, Ms Masit Ksh 47 million and finally Ms Cherera with a net worth of Ksh 16.6 million.

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