(From left, IEBC Commissioners Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyangaya and Francis Wanderi)
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners remain a topic of discussion especially after their fallout over presidential election results.
Away from their conduct and the chaotic scenes at the Bomas of Kenya, little is known about their education background, especially the schools they attended.
yako.co.ke has, however, established that some of the commissioners went to ordinary and little-known public and private institutions for their elementary education.
He is the current Chairman of the IEBC, a position he took over in 2017 from from Ahmed Issack Hassan, who was hounded out of office, by the opposition after 2013 elections.
Chebukati is an alumnus of St Peters Mumias – Kakamega county, Bokoli Secondary School in Bungoma and finally Lenana, a national school in Nairobi .
According to IEBC, Chebukati holds a Master of Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
Chebukati is also a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Institute of Certified Secretaries(ICS), and International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) -Kenya.
He has 36 years’ experience in legal practice.
Wanderi also forms part of a seven-member Commissioners at IEBC. While facing an interviewing panel for IEBC commissioners job, Wanderi revealed that he undertook his A level studies at Kangaru High School, Embu County.
After Chebukati, Wanderi is the second most experienced commissioner with over 32 years of experience in senior management within public and private institutions characterised by integrity and high performance.
Master of Science in Management from Arthur D. Little Management Institute at Boston, USA. He is a former Chairperson of EPZ and director Roots Credit Ltd.
Nyangaya is a soft spoken IEBC Commissioner who did his A level at Kanunga High school, Kiambaa, Kiambu County.
Nyang’aya has over 32 years of experience in Strategic Leadership, Governance and Social Accountability Organizations. He holds a Master of Arts (M.A) Education from the Institute of Education, University of London (IOE), UK.
Cherera is the second in command at the IEBC after the unbowed Chebukati. Even though details of her A level education remains scanty, reports indicate she studied at a private school.
She has over 18 years’ experience in Education and Management in the public sector. Before her appointment to the Commission, she worked as Chief Officer Executive in the Strategic Delivery Unit of the Mombasa County Government.