The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has shortlisted 36 out of over 700 total candidates to fill positions of four commissioners that were advertised previously.
The shortlisted candidates are expected to go through a psychometric test meant to test both cognitive and mental ability.
Among those shortlisted are former MP Felix Nyauchi, Dr. Salim Ndemo Naisiae Tobiko, Lucy Jebet- Kenya’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, and Ambassador Koki are among those shortlisted.
“All shortlisted applicants are required to undertake a psychometric test on Wednesday, June, 30, at 11.00 am at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi. Applicants are required to arrive at the venue by 10.30 am.” Read an advert from IEBC.
It is said that over 100 applicants had a PHD degree during the vigorous process.
The vacancies of the four commissioners came from the resignation of vice chairperson Cornie Nkatha Maina, as well as commissioners Paul Kurgat, Margaret Mwachanya and Roseline Akombe.
The IEBC invited the members of public to get involved in the process by availing any information on the shortlisted candidates.
“Members of the public are invited to avail, in writing, by memoranda, any information of interest with respect to the suitability of any of the shortlisted applicants to serve as Member of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission” the commission further said.
IEBC will conduct the interviews set to held from July 7th to 22nd.