Who is IEBC Vice-Chairperson Juliana Cherera?


After casting their votes on August 9, 2022, Kenyans underwent an intense week, laden with nervousness, as they awaited the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), to announce Kenya’s fifth president. 

At round 18:00pm Monday night on the Bomas of Kenya, the lengthy wait lastly ended, after IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati introduced William Ruto as president-elect.

A number of kilometers away, nonetheless, 4 IEBC commissioners made an unprecedented announcement which left Kenyans with extra questions than solutions. 

The 4; led by Irene Cherop, Justus Abonyo, Francis Wanderi and Juliana Cherera disowned the presidential election outcomes as opaque, casting doubts on the final course of earlier than the declaration of the outcomes. 

Since then, Kenyans have raised a myriad of questions and one which takes prominence is concerning the woman who stood on the lectern, the one who made the deal with. 

So who is Juliana Cherera?

Juliana Whonge Cherera is the present IEBC Vice-Chairperson.

She was sworn in by Chief Justice Martha Koome on the Supreme Court in Nairobi on September 14, 2021 alongside Irene Cherop, Justus Abonyo, Francis Wanderi.

They crammed positions that fell vacant after the resignations of Roselyn Akombe, Margaret Mwachanya, Paul Kurgat and Connie Maina , who left after the 2017 General Election.

Cherera’s position is to deputize Chebukati and guarantee commissioners are totally facilitated to carry out their duties always.

Cherera holds a Master of Education, Leadership and Educational Management from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) in addition to a Bachelor of Education (Arts) from Kenyatta University, specializing in Geography and Kiswahili.

She additionally studied Project Management at Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) at KNEC, Strategic Leadership and Development Program at Kenya School of Government (KSG).

She additionally undertook a Senior Management Course (SMC) whereas nonetheless at KSG.

Cherera started her profession as a instructor, and at the moment boasts over 18 years of expertise in Education and Management sectors. 

She beforehand labored as a Chief Officer (CO) within the Mombasa County Government on the Strategic Delivery Unit. 

Cherera was among the many leaders who, along with companions and well-wishers, steered and coordinated the Governor’s meals distribution program underneath the umbrella ‘Together For Mombasa’.

Other than being a Member of Mombasa County Emergency Household Relief and Nutrition Support Project Coordination Committee, Cherera additionally doubles up because the Secretary to the Mombasa County Economic Recovery and Legacy Strategy.

According to her resume, Cherera additionally holds membership on the of Kenya Devolution Support Program committee. 

She additionally chairs the Voter Education, Partnerships and Stakeholders Engagement Committee.

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