Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu would like to raise a number of concerns about the on-going recruitment of members of the next Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The recruitment process saw 15 candidates apply for the position of the Chair and 748 for the position of member. Of the 15 who had applied for the Chair’s position, 5 were shortlisted while 36 applicants were shortlisted for the position of member.
First, we demand to know the basis and criteria upon which the shortlisting was conducted. The publication of the long list only provided the academic qualifications of the applicants. There has been little or no public information on the other qualifications of the candidates that applied.