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Electoral agency makes internal changes ahead of 2017 General Election

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By Cyrus Ombati | May 10th 2016

The electoral agency has shuffled senior staff in changes aimed at fostering confidence.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba announced the changes yesterday, saying they were meant to ensure stability ahead of next year’s General Election.

“As part of the continuous alignment of our institutional capacity to the strategic priorities of the commission, further staff changes have been undertaken,” he said.

Mr Chiloba also announced that the commission had changed titles. The title of executive secretary was changed to chief office administrator, personal secretary to senior office administrator, administrative assistant to office administrator and constituency office clerk to constituency administrative assistant.

Moses Kipkogey is the new manager in the CEO’s office, Elizabeth Omolo was deployed to the office of the Deputy Commission Secretary/Quality Assurance, Reuben Chirchir was named the manager, audit and Agatha Wahome the manager, finance.

The changes saw Stephen Ngeno named registration elections co-ordinator (REC), South Rift, Joseph Ayatta named manager human resource development, Irene Mutai manager human management and Sidney Namulungu REC Bungoma, while Patrick Odame is the manager for voter registration.

The new communication and public affairs manager is Andre Limo while Tabitha Mutemi is the manager corporate affairs and events. Mwaura Kamwati is the manager elections operations, while Joseph Yegon was deployed to the headquarters.

 Staff hired

Chiloba revealed the commission had recruited new staff to help in the realisation of it’s strategic goals.
“The procurement department alone received three officers and we expect to have a director in charge of supply chain management very soon.”

Chiloba said Obadiah Keitanyi had been appointed as the director of audit, risk and compliance. Albert Gogo was appointed as North Coast REC, among other appointments.

However, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria wants IEBC investigated, claiming it had recruited a large number of consultants funded by the United Nations Development Programme and that some of them were partisan.

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