IEBC Commissioner Juliana Cherera
IEBC Commissioner Juliana Cherera

Juliana Whonge Cherera Biography: Education, Career

Juliana Whonge Cherera.

Juliana Whonge Cherera is the current Vice-Chairperson of the IEBC.

On September 14, 2021, she was sworn in by Chief Justice Martha Koome at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, alongside Irene Cherop, Justus Abonyo, and Francis Wanderi.

The  four filled in vacant positions left by the departures of Roselyn Akombe, Margaret Mwachanya, Paul Kurgat, and Connie Maina following the 2017 General Election.

Cherera’s job is to assist Chebukati and make sure commissioners have everything they need to do their jobs at all times.

Juliana Whonge Cherera Career.

Cherera started her career as a teacher and now has over 18 years of experience in the Education and Management fields.

She previously served as the Strategic Delivery Unit’s Chief Officer (CO) in the Mombasa County Government.

She was one of the leaders who, with partners and well-wishers, guided and coordinated the Governor’s food distribution program, dubbed “Together For Mombasa.”

Cherera serves as the Secretary to the Mombasa County Economic Recovery and Legacy Strategy in addition to being a member of the Mombasa County Emergency Household Relief and Nutrition Support Project Coordination Committee.

Cherera is also a member of the Kenya Devolution Support Program committee, aside from being the chair of the Committee on Voter Education, Partnerships, and Stakeholder Engagement.

Juliana Whonge Cherera Education.

Cherera has a master’s degree in education from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) and a bachelor’s degree in education (arts) with a focus on geography and kiswahili from Kenyatta University.

She also completed coursework in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) at KNEC, Strategic Leadership and Development Program at Kenya School of Government, and Project Management at Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) (KSG).

While still employed at KSG, she also completed a Senior Management Course (SMC).


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