, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 20 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed Marjan Hussein Marjan as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer in Charge of Support Services.
James Muhati Buyekane has been appointed the ICT Director and Osman Hussein Ibrahim Finance Director. This follows the January 12 appointment of Ezra Chiloba as the CEO after the expiry of James Oswago’s term.
Marjan replaces Wilson Shollei while Buyekane replaces Dismas Ong’ondi and Hussein replaces Edward Karisa.
Shollei, Ong’ondi and Karisa were sacked following what IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan told Capital FM was, “a review of the commission’s conduct of the 2013 general election,” and not the corruption charges Shollei and Karisa are facing together with Oswago.
He insisted when their positions were advertised that the three were innocent until proven guilty and the only reason that they sought a replacement for Oswago was because his term had come to an end.
“We had the option to either renew his appointment for a second term or seek a replacement. We chose the latter,” he told Capital FM News.
The IEBC advertised for the positions of CEO, the Deputy CEO Support Services, ICT and Finance Directors in August of 2014 and contracted the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to shortlist the candidates.
Marjan has been working as the Head of Internal Audit, Investigation and Quality at Telkom Kenya Ltd.
“In the last 20 years, he has grown through the ranks in Telekom Kenya assuming different roles at management level even as the company underwent transformation. He has vast knowledge and experience in leadership, finance and audit functions, information security systems audit and strategic management,” Chiloba stated.
He also holds a Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Management and Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Buyekane has been the Head of Information Systems at Kenya Airways and holds a Master of Science in Information Systems as well as a postgraduate in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi and Bachelors of Science in Statistics and Computer Science from Kenyatta University.
“And has wide experience working with multinational companies including Caltex Oil Kenya Ltd, Chevron and CIC Insurance,” Chiloba said.
Ibrahim on the other hand has been the Finance and Administration Director (Deputy CEO) at the Kenya School Government and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Nairobi.