The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission selection panel has shortlisted 36 persons for the position of IEBC commissioners from a pool of 660 applicants who had expressed interest in the positions. The panel’s chairperson Elizabeth Muli says the interviews are slated between Wednesday July 7th and 22nd July, 2021 with members of the public invited to submit any information of interest with respect to the suitability of the shortlisted applicants by 25th June,2021.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission selection panel shortlisted 18 men and 18 women to be interviewed for the position of the commissioners of the country’s electoral body IEBC. These being the 36 persons lucky to meet the selection panel for the interviews from the initial list of 660 applicants who had expressed interest on the job.
Among those shortlisted to battle it out for the challenging task include former national police service commission member Abdalla Mohamed, former judges and magistrates vetting board chairperson Roseline Doreen Adhiambo Odede, former Kenya National Commission on Human Rights chairperson Kagwigira Mbogori and former National Cohesion and Integration Commission-NCIC commissioner Joseph Gitile Naituli.
According to the panel’s chairperson Elizabeth Muli the interviews will be conducted in between Wednesday July 7th and 22nd July 2021, during which the IEBC selection panel will be searching for four persons most qualified to serve as IEBC commissioners taking ethnic and gender question into consideration.
The selection panel has invited members of the public to submit written memoranda or any information of interest with respect to the suitability of the shortlisted applicants by 25th June,2021 to enable the panel scrutinize them. After the interviews the selection panel will forward names of candidates to fill the vacant four positions at IEBC to the president. The positions fell vacant following the resignations of Roselyn Akombe, Paul Kurgat, Margaret Mwanchanya and Connie Maina after the 2017 general elections.