Juliana Whonge Cherera is the current IEBC Vice-Chairperson. She was sworn in by Chief Justice Martha Koome at the Supreme Court in Nairobi on September 14, 2021 alongside Irene Cherop, Justus Abonyo, Francis Wanderi.
They filled positions that fell vacant after the resignations of Roselyn Akombe, Margaret Mwachanya, Paul Kurgat and Connie Maina , who left after the 2017 General Election.
Cherera’s role is to deputize Chebukati and ensure commissioners are fully facilitated to perform their duties at all times.
Cherera holds a Master of Education, Leadership and Educational Management from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) as well as a Bachelor of Education (Arts) from Kenyatta University, specializing in Geography and Kiswahili.
She also studied Project Management at Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) at KNEC, Strategic Leadership and Development Program at Kenya School of Government (KSG).
She also undertook a Senior Management Course (SMC) while still at KSG.
Cherera began her career as a teacher, and currently boasts over 18 years of experience in Education and Management sectors.
She previously worked as a Chief Officer (CO) in the Mombasa County Government at the Strategic Delivery Unit.
Cherera was among the leaders who, together with partners and well-wishers, steered and coordinated the Governor’s food distribution program under the umbrella ‘Together For Mombasa’.
Other than being a Member of Mombasa County Emergency Household Relief and Nutrition Support Project Coordination Committee, Cherera also doubles up as the Secretary to the Mombasa County Economic Recovery and Legacy Strategy.
According to her resume, Cherera also holds membership at the of Kenya Devolution Support Program committee.
She also chairs the Voter Education, Partnerships and Stakeholders Engagement Committee.
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