Juliana Cherera elected new IEBC Vice Chair

Juliana Whonge Cherera has been elected as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Vice-Chairperson.

In a notice on Wednesday, Chair Wafula Chebukati said Cherera was elected unanimously yesterday, in a meeting held at the electoral agency’s boardroom.

“Commissioner Juliana Cherera was unanimously elected as the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission in a plenary meeting held at IEBC’s boardroom on Tuesday, September 14,” Chebukati said.

She will deputise Chebukati and work closely with the Chair to ensure Commissioners are fully facilitated to perform their duties at all times and make sure that the commission’s decisions are fully implemented.

Cherera is among four IEBC commissioners recently sworn in by Chief Justice Martha Koome at the Supreme Court grounds in Nairobi.

Francis Wanderi, Irene Cherop, Justus Abonyo, and Juliana Cherera took an oath of office on September 2, in a ceremony conducted by Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi.

During the interviews conducted in July, Cherera told panelists that she would prioritize the participation of minority groups during elections, if successful.

She stated that top of her strategy would be to ensure inclusiveness during the election period.

The commissioners will serve a six-year term.

The four fill the vacant positions left after the resignation of Roselyn Akombe, Margaret Mwachanya, Paul Kurgat, and Connie Maina.

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