Before the dust settles on the issue of quoram at IEBC, the issue of the ⅔ gender rule, a constitutional requirement, has cropped up. A case to halt the appointment of the new 4 commissioners, after Parliament gave the node for their appointment, has been filed before Justice Weldon Korir.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has dropped another big announcement concerning the preparations made by the government ahead of the upcoming 2022 polls. Every Kenyan is anticipating for free and fair elections and that means, intellectuals who will help in conducting the election exercise with openness and accountability have to be determined and chosen appropriately.
NEW IEBC COMMISSIONERS NAMED: Pres Kenyatta nominates 4 candidates to fill vacant positions at IEBC Parliament to vet Juliana Cherera, Francis Mathenge, Irene Masit and Justus Abonyo Speaker Muturi forwards the names of the nominees to Legal Affairs Committee. RUTO MEETS UDA-ALLIED MPs: DP Ruto holds meeting with pro-UDA legislators in Karen Ruto unveils his hustler economic blueprint ahead of the 2022 polls Ruto says he will fund the bottom up economy by widening tax bracket.
Senator Cherargei wants senate to summon CS Matiang’i Cheragei wants IG, GSU boss, presidential escort boss summoned GSU officers guarding Ruto’s homes were replaced by AP officers DP Ruto welcomed new AP team guarding his residence in Karen. Legal affairs committee recommends approval of four IEBC nominees Speaker Muturi summons MPs for a special sitting to consider report Francis Wanderi, Justus Abonyo, Juliana Cherera and Irene Cherop approved.
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.
On Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated and forwarded names of four candidates to fill the slots in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). After receiving a list of various nominees for the slots from the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC), Uhuru picked Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Cherop and Justus Abonyo.
Last month, the court of appeal ruled that the IEBC commission was not properly constituted hence had no capacity to make major decisions such as involving a general elections. Members of parliament had to be called for special sitting on Wednesday to among other things, approve nominees to IEBC.
President Uhuru Kenyatta nominates Francis Wanderi, Juliana Cherera, Justus Abonyo and Irene Cherop to be IEBC Commissioners; Names sent to Parliament for MPs to vet them. The four were picked from a pool of over 660 applicants seeking to fill four slots that fell vacant following the resignation of commissioners that surfaced after the disputed 2017 General Election.
Candidates Nominated by President Uhuru for IEBC Commissioners Job. Photo Courtesy. Days after President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated Francis Wanderi, Justus Abonyo, Juliana Cherera, and Irene Cherop to be IEBC commissioners. Presidential hopeful Reuben Kigame, has called on the members of parliament to reject the names.
IEBC is set to be fully constituted again as required by the constitution. This is because president Uhuru Kenyatta has finally nominated the four names to be considered for appointment. The interview for 35 people took place from 7th to 22nd July, 2021. The selection process was led by Dr. Elizabeth Mali.
Details of the four people nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to fill vacant seats in the Independent Election and Boundary Commission (IEBC) have surfaced. The President nominated Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Cherop and Justus Abonyo from a list that was forwarded to him by the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) after vetting them.
The President has today nominated four new commissioners to fill the gap left by the former IEBC commissioners ahead of the preparations to ensure the success of the 2022 general elections. The 4 were among the shortlisted candidates who were undertaking a televised interview and their names are; Justus Abonyo, Irene Cherop, Juliana Cherera and Francis Wanderi.
Following the rigorous completion of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission interviews seeking to fill in the vacant position at the electoral body that fell empty following the resignation of Paul Kurgat, Connie Maina, commissioner Margaret Mwachanya and Elizabeth Kombe. President Uhuru Kenyatta has today according to Nation Media report nominated Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Cherop, and Justus Abonyo to fill in the vacancies left a head of the 2022 general elections.
resident Uhuru Kenyatta has approved the appointment of four IEBC commissioners after successful vetting.Juliana Cherera, Francis Mathenge, Irene Masit and Justus Abonyo are expected to serve a period of six years. This comes after the National Assembly yesterday approved all the four names of nominees to the Independent Electron boundaries commission IEBC.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced new names in Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated and forwarded four persons to fill positions in IEBC. The persons were have been selected from a list. Given to the president from National Assembly's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (NAJLAC)
President Kenyatta has nominated four people to be members of the independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission agency. The four are Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Cherop and Justus Abonyo. President Kenyatta received their nomination letters from the Selection committee forr the Appointment of Commissioners of the Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Four new commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have been sworn in. 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.
The High Court has stopped a petitioner's plan to stop the swearing-in of four new IEBC commissioners. The four are Juliana Cherera, Francis Mathenge, Irene Masit and Justus Abonyo. They are expected to serve a non-renewable period of six years. Nornael Okello had wanted the oath-taking stopped and said Masit contravened the Constitution for having vied for Woman Rep in the last general election.
They promise not to give in to internal and external pressure to resign IEBC candidate Juliana Cherera Four commissioners appointed to the IEBC assured Parliament that they would remain in office even during the worst times of their work. The candidates said they would not give in to internal and external pressures and quit unexpectedly, putting the country in crisis.
Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Cherop and Justus Abonyo Have been nominated by president Uhuru Kenyatta from a list of eighteen forwarded to him by the National Assembly's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) following an intensive vetting process. The four have been forwarded to parliament for approval.