NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Selection Panel has shortlisted 36 applicants from a list of 760 to be interviewed for the positions of IEBC Commissioners.
In an advert in the local dailies, the panel listed the names of the shortlisted candidates and interview dates along with details of what documents they will be required to present.
According to the body, those shortlisted should bring with them clearance certificates from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Credit reference Bureau.
“Candidates nominated for approval by the National Assembly shall be required to appear before a Committee of the National Assembly for vetting.”
Members of the public have also been asked to present their views on the suitability of the candidates through written memoranda and present the same to the Selection Panel from Tuesday to next week.
The interviews will begin on Thursday next week and end on December 15. Candidates nominated for approval by the National Assembly will be required to appear before a committee of the National Assembly for vetting.
The Selection Panel further stated that the applicants earlier shortlisted for the position of Chairman shall only be interviews once for both the position of Chairperson and Member of the independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Only eight of the 36 shortlisted candidates are women.
They include former Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission official Margaret Wambui Ngugi Shava and Roseline Odhiambo-Odede who was a member of the defunct Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board.
Others are Anne Wanja Kariuki, Faith Nziku Kasiva, Consolata Nkatha Bucha, Janet Chepng’eno Kirui, Roselyne Kwamboka Akombe and Margaret Wanjala Mwachanya.