IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherara has resigned.
“It is good that I am stepping down now as Commissioner and vice chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
She also said that she performed her duties diligently under difficult circumstances.
“Since joining the board, I have shared my responsibilities diligently and I have made a strong effort to help the commission to overcome the challenges of its governance in a difficult environment. As Vice Chairperson I always stand for fairness, equal treatment and opportunity for all employees,” she said.
Cherera said the decision was taken in good faith after extensive consultation with family members and lawyers.
“However, my cumulative actions done in good faith are unfortunately misjudged and misinterpreted. After careful consideration of the current events at the commission and with consultation with my family and lawyers, I accept that my stay at the commission is no longer tenable and therefore choose to vacate,” Cherera added
She expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve in this position.
“I sincerely thank His Excellency Hon. Dr. Wiliam Samoei Arap Ruto, The President of The Republic of Kenya for the opportunity acorded to me to serve the republic. God Bless Kenya,” Cherera said.
On Friday last week, IEBC Commissioner Justice Nyang’aya said the decision was taken in the interest of the country over personal gain.
The other two IEBC commissioners are Irene Masit and Francis Wanderi.