Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) selection panel has shortlisted 36 candidates for the appointment of commissioners.
Through a press release on Saturday June 12, the IEBC selection panel published the names of the 36 individuals from a pool of 660 applicants who had expressed interest in the positions.
The shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a psychometric test on June 30 to assess their cognitive ability and mental ability.
Oral interviews will be held between July 7 and July 22 at the Kenya International Conference Centre.
“While considering the applications, the selection panel observed that there were many qualified Kenyans who expressed interest in the position in the position of commissioner of the IEBC,” the panel’s chairperson Elizabeth Muli said
According to Muli, the youngest applicant was 23 years old and the eldest 73 years old.
Human rights defenders, former members of the constitutional commissions and university dons are among those shortlisted for interviews to fill the vacant four positions at the electoral agency.
Former Gwasi Legislator Felix Nyauchi is also among the 36 candidates.
Other high-profile Shortlisted candidates include former ambassador to Zimbabwe, Lucy Chelimo, former SRC Commissioner Sellestine Mbii-Kiuluku, former national police service commission member Abdalla Mohamed (Nairobi), former judges and magistrates vetting board vice chairperson Roseline Doreen Adhiambo Odhiambo Odede (Siaya), former KNCHR chairperson Kagwigira Mbogori (Meru), former KNCHR chairperson Florence Shimbiri-Jaoko (Nairobi), Koki Muli and former NCIC commissioner Joseph Gitile Naituli (Meru).
Others are Abdirizak Arae Nunow (Garissa), Anne Mwikali Kiusya (Machakos), Caroline Njeri Ng’ang’a (Muranga), Catherine Muchiru Kamindo (Nyeri), Cecilia Ngoyoni (Marsabit), Con Omore Osendo (Kisumu),Dinah Jeruto Kipkebut (Nakuru), and Felix Useru Nyauchi (Homa Bay).
The positions fell vacant following the resignations of Roselyn Akombe, Paul Kurgat, Margaret Mwanchanya and Connie Maina after the 2017 general elections.