Kenyans are being urged to pray especially as the IEBC Selection Panel starts the hiring process for the new Commission.
A credible electoral agency will be delivered to Kenyans by the group tasked with selecting Wafula Chebukati’s replacement and six additional Commissioners.
The panel pledged in its opening remarks at its first gathering at the KICC to work thoroughly and to the satisfaction of all Kenyans.
The panel chose Nelson Makanda to serve as its chairman during its initial gathering; Charity Kisotu will serve as deputy chairman.
“Kenyans pray for us because this work is not very easy. We want to assure Kenyans that we will do a good job,” Makanda said.
“The panel has expressed commitment to carry its mandate with the sanctity it requires and give room to people who uphold the rule of law to form the next Commission.”
Bethuel Sugut and Novince Euralia Atieno, who are both from the Parliamentary Service Commission, are also on the panel.
Makanda urged qualified Kenyans to apply for the vacant IEBC posts and added that the panel would advertise the opportunities in Tuesday dailies.
“I want to assure Kenyans that the Panel will place advertisements in the local dailies for the vacant positions of IEBC Commissioners this week as required by the law,” he said.
“I, therefore, want to take this opportunity to urge Kenyans to access the advertisements for the vacancies and send their applications to the panel as will be directed.”
The Panel will shortlist applicants after getting their applications, and those chosen for interviews will then be invited.