After years of having a half constituted Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC, the commission finally received its four newly appointed commissioners as it gets ready for next year's general elections. Commissioners Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Cherop, and Justus Abonyo were sworn in on Thursday, September 2, at the Supreme Court grounds in Nairobi, in a ceremony conducted by Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi and were now tasked to ensure that the commission delivers a credible, verifiable, free and fair elections.
The commission was also expected to appoint a new vice-chair and today the commission unanimously elected Juliana Cherera, one of the newly-appointed IEBC commissioners vice-chairperson of the commission. Cherera takes over the position that was left vacant following the resignation of Connie Nkatha, who resigned from the commission in April 2018.
Confirming the appointment, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said that Cherera was elected as the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission in a Plenary meeting held on Tuesday, September 14. With the commission now fully constituted, Kenyans are watching to see the preparations that they will be carrying ahead of next years elections.
“The Commission is pleased to announce to members of the public and stakeholders that Commissioner Juliana Whonge Cherera, was unanimously elected as the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission in a Plenary meeting held at the Commission Boardroom on Tuesday 14th. September 2021,” reads the statement.
We have sampled some beautiful pictures of Wafula's new assistant to show that beauty and brain are at work in the commission:
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