Over 700 applications received for the vacant post of four vacant commissioner positions at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The job vacancies were announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in April 2021, after almost three years when the four commissioners had resigned.
After the announcement, a six-member panel was inaugurated to conduct the process with Dr. Elizabeth Muli and Awori James Achoka being elected Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, respectively.
The selection panel on Tuesday, May 18, disclosed that the list of the shortlisted applicants from the applications received would be made public on Monday, May 24.Members of the Selection Panel for IEBC Commissioners on May 18, 2021.
The advertisements for the positions were published in two newspapers of national circulation and the website of the Parliamentary Service Commission on May 1.
The application period was later closed after 14 days to allow for longlisting and shortlisting.
"The selection panel recognises and appreciates the trust bestowed on it and wishes to assure the people of Kenya that it will perform its functions with strict adherence to the constitution and the law and shall remain faithful to the oath of office.
“The panel expects to select and forward the names of qualified candidates for the positions of members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to the President on or about June 9, 2021," Muli stated.
The names of all applicants and the interview schedule of those shortlisted shall be published in the print media, the Kenya Gazette, and on the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) after the closure of this advertisement.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
According to the law, a member of the commission shall be appointed for a single term of six years and shall not be eligible for re-appointment.
Upon appointment, members of the commission shall serve on a full-time basis.IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and President Uhuru Kenyatta at the IEBC National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, August 11, 2017, when Uhuru was declared winner of the presidential election.jpgFile
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