NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed Beatrice Kemunto Sungura and Wilson Shollei as Deputy Commission Secretaries.
A statement from the Commission’s Chairman Isaack Hassan said on Monday that Shollei will be in charge of support services while Sangura will oversee operations.
“Upon finalisation of the interviews on 7th August 2012, two candidates were competitively selected having scored highest in the interviews and after considering the requirements of Article 197 of the Constitution on gender balancing in appointments to public institutions,” read the statement from Hassan.
Shollei has previously worked with Kenya Anti Corruption Authority, Kenya Roads Board and later with Kenya Anti Corruption Commission (KACC).
At the anti corruption body he served in various capacities including as an Assistant Director, Finance and Administration and was removed following the passage of the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission Act.
Shollei holds as a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting option) and an MBA- both from University of Nairobi- and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya.
He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and Institute Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.
Sangura on the other hand is former Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Kenya; has worked with FIDA and is trained on alternative dispute resolutions.
She is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Nairobi and was admitted to the bar in 1998. She is an active member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.
The Commission received 112 applications for the position of Deputy Commission Secretary (Operations) and 116 applications for the position of Deputy Commission Secretary (Support Services).
13 candidates were shortlisted for the position of Deputy Commission Secretary (Operations) and 16 candidates for the position of Deputy Commission Secretary Support Services.
Interviews for the positions were conducted between July 31 and August 7.