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Juliana Cherera: From A Humble Teacher To IEBC Supremo

Juliana Whonge Cherera was unanimously elected as the next vice-chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Tuesday.

She succeeds former vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha Maina, who resigned after the 2017 General Election, along with commissioners Margaret Mwachanya, Paul Kurgat, and Roselyn Akombe.

Ms Cherera joins Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit, and Justus Nyang’aya, who are also new IEBC commissioners.

Among her credentials are a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Education Leadership and Management, and a Diploma in Project Management.

She is a former Mombasa County chief officer. When she came before the IEBC selection panel led by Elizabeth Muli, she defined herself as a “hands-on person.”

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Cherara worked as a teacher at Mvita Primary School before joining Hassan Joho’s administration as chief education officer in 2015.

She is credited with reintroducing the school milk program, which now serves over 35,000 students daily.

Cherera’s ascension to one of the commission’s top posts is unquestionably due to the dedication she shown in front of the selection panel.

*This article was written by Gerald Gekara for Uzalendo News.  Email: uzalendonews24@gmail.com to submit your story.
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