IEBC Advertises For Chiloba’s Replacement

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has re-advertised the Chief Executive Officer position to fill in the vacancy that was left after Ezra Chiloba exited the commission.

In an advertisement that published by the Commission through a local daily on Friday, December 24th, the electoral body stated that it was looking for a suitable candidate who can assume the role even as the country heads to the polls in less than nine months.


“Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 248(2), 250 (12) and 252(1) (c) of the Constitution of Kenya and Sections 10(1), 11 and 12 of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications for the position of Commission Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer,” part of the ad reads.

All the interested candidates have been advised to apply before or on January 22nd 2022.

The position of the CEO fell vacant after Chiloba had a serious disagreement with the commission’s chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, after the disputed 2017 elections. The position is currently held by Hussein Marjan in an acting capacity.

“A key part of the responsibilities for this office is to ensure prudent management of the commission’s resources, integrity and professional performance of all commission functions,” Reads IEBC


IEBC has also announced that there will be two modes of applications, further insisting that only candidates who go through both processes will be considered for the job.

“Interested candidates are required to submit their application both online and in hard copy. Online applications to be accessed through the IEBC jobs portal and the hardcopy application should be addressed to the chairman of the IEBC.

“Only applicants submitting both the physical and online applications will be considered,” said IEBC

Candidates have also been advised to attach copies of the relevant documents to their hard copy applications.

“The hardcopy applications include copies of certificates, National ID, and testimonials indicating the job title on the left corner of the envelope. Applicants are required to submit integrity clearance certificates from respective statutory bodies.”

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