IEBC Interview: Youthful Candidate Caroline Njeri Ng'ang'a's Submission Wows Panel

  • IEBC Candidate Caroline Njeri Ng'ang'a appears before the selection panel on Thursday, July 8
    IEBC Candidate Caroline Njeri Ng'ang'a appears before the selection panel on Thursday, July 8
  • Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) candidate Caroline Njeri Ng'ang'a on Thursday, July 8, wowed the selection panel with her submissions during the interview.

    The candidate's school of thought on policies to be implemented within the commission, technical aspects, and laws within the commission were met with positive affirmations from the panel.

    This comes despite the candidate being put to task over various issues regarding the law, her membership in arbitration as well as the constitutional process for the appointment of commissioners in IEBC.

    Members of the selection Panel for IEBC Commissioners on May 18, 2021.
    Members of the Selection Panel for IEBC Commissioners on May 18, 2021.

    Panelist Elizabeth Meyo acknowledged Ng'ang'a's passion while answering the queries posed to her.

    "Caroline I can see you have a lot of passion for this post," Meyo stated before proceeding to interview her.

    Further, panelist Faradim Abdalla was also impressed at the conflict resolution measures the candidate pointed out that she would implement within the commission. Her examples emanated from her extensive training in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

    "I feel at home with you because I sit in the ADR committee meant to solve conflicts within the courts which is heavily burdened," Abdalla affirmed.

    Reverend Joseph Ngumbi Mutie was also impressed by her impeccable curriculum vitae (CV) at 35 years old- which pointed out that she has an extensive background in various fields.

    The reverend also commended her for her youthful exuberance.

    "From your application, you have 12 years experience in finance, accounting, consultancy. You're also doing your masters in applied philosophy and ethics at Strathmore University. This is very good and commendable," Mutie acknowledged.

    During her final submission, she urged the youth not to shy away from such roles.

    "It's a good credit to the young people that you can actually pitch to be part of this if you have a solution and passion. Even just coming this far is an encouragement for the youth that you just need to set yourself out there and you'll be noticed," she concluded.

    The interviews have been full of intrigues with the first candidate, Abdalla Mohammed withdrawing his candidature over questions regarding his academic papers were pointed out by the panelist.

    Further, the second candidate Anne Mwikali had a hard time answering the queries posed by the panelist. 

    The commission had reduced the applicants from 700 to 36 candidates, who would be interviewed from Wednesday, July 7 to Thursday, July 22.

    EBC Chairperosn Wafula Chebukati addressing a crowd on Oct 22, 2018
    EBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at a conference held on October 22, 2018