The Selection Panel for the Appointment of Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners says it has received over 700 applications for the four vacancies in the position of Member of the IEBC.
In a statement Tuesday, Panel chairperson Dr Elizabeth Muli says they will now proceed to collate the applications received.
The deadline for receiving applications was on Monday.
” Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 3(1) of the First Schedule to the IEBC Act, 2011, the Selection Panel shall publish the names of all the applicants whose applications were received by the close of the application period, together with their qualifications, in the Kenya Gazette, in two (2) newspapers of national circulation and on the website of the Parliamentary Service Commission.” Said Muli
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She noted that after the publication of the long-list, the Selection Panel will commence the short-listing exercise and shall thereafter publish the names of the short-listed candidates.
The panel is expected to forward the name of successful candidate to the president on or about June 9.
“In this publication, the Selection Panel shall also invite the views of the public on the suitability of the short-listed candidates to serve in the position of Member of the IEBC.” She added
The serving six members of the selection panel are Dr. Elizabeth Muli – Chairperson; Mr. Awori James Achoka – Vice- Chairperson; Mr. Gideon Solonka – Member; Ms. Elizabeth Odundo Meyo – Member; Rev. Fr. Joseph Ngumbi Mutie – Member and Dr. Faridun S. Abdallah – Member.
The electoral agency has not been fully constituted since the controversial departure of Roselyn Akombe, Paul Kurgat, Margaret Mwachanya, and Consolata Maina from the commission.
The commission currently has three commissioners. Chairman Wafula Chebukati; commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye.
Sauti Sol’s guitarist Polycarp Otieno and his wife Lady Mandy have opened up about the birth of their child.
The two were featured in a recent episode of ‘Sol Generation’ aired only on Showmax.
Speaking about their experiences as first time parents, they both revealed how they reacted after meeting their son for the first time.
Polycarp said he wailed like a baby and left everyone in the room wondering what was wrong.
Lady Mandy on other end said that the minute she heard the midwife says she could see the head of the baby, she knew she had made it to the final stage.
“The moment the midwife said she could see the head of the baby. I think that was the magical word I have ever heard. Coz I knew finally this is our end.
Polycarp said that he could not control himself when he met his son.
I fell on the flour wailing like a small child. Everyone was looking at me wondering what was wrong with me. I took him and held him on my chest, I cannot forget that feeling. It was the most amazing feeling ever.
Lady Mandy added that when she saw the baby she felt like she had known him forever.
It like I have known you. I could not believe that I was holding someone who I have had conversations with, I have had moments with that were only for us
She then thanked her husband for being there the whole process.
‘I would not have done that without Polycarp.
We held each others hands and As tried and exhausted as I was, I got the energy to keep going. You did well Papa.
More details are available on Showmax season 2 episode 9.