Juliana Cherera: An ECDE Teacher Who Defied Odds To Become IEBC Commissioner
Juliana Cherera is the current vice chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
From 2018 when Connie Maina resigned from the commission, IEBC operated without a vice chairperson Juliana Cherera was elected through a meeting at the IEBC boardroom.
Juliana Cherera Early Life, Age and Place of Birth
Although there is a dearth of information surrounding the place of birth, early life and family of Juliana Cherera, reliable sources hint that she was born in the central region of Kenya.
Juliana Cherera Education Background
Juliana Cherera is a trained Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teacher, which was her pioneer career. Later Juliana Cherera advanced her studies by joining Kenyatta University to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She specialized in Geography and Kiswahili teaching subjects.
Juliana Cherera further joined Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) to pursue a master of Education degree, specializing in Educational Leadership and Management.
Juliana Cherera Career
Juliana Cherera has accumulated more than 18 years’ experience in the public sector, dealing with Education and Management. Juliana Cherera has also worked as the CEO of the strategic Delivery Unit at the Mombasa County government.
Cherera has also held the following positions:
- Member of the Mombasa County Emergency Household Relief and Nutritional Support Project Coordination Committee
- Secretary to the Mombasa County Economic Recovery and Legacy Strategy,
- Member of the Kenya Devolution Support Program Committee.
Juliana Cherera Joining IEBC
Juliana Cherera Joined IEBC On the September 14 2021, following a statement by the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati pronouncing her as the new Vice Chairperson of the commission, elected unanimously in a plenary meeting;
Disowning Election Results
After the announcement of the disputed 2022 presidential election results August 15, Four IEBC commissioners, led by the vice chairperson Juliana Cherera called a press conference at the Serena Hotel and disowned the presidential results, which declared UDA’s William Samoei Ruto of UDA the fifth president of the republic of Kenya.
Juliana Cherera and the four maintained that they aren’t part of the results of the final phase of tallying since ‘opaqueness’ was noted in the electoral process.
Juliana Cherera Net Worth
Juliana Cherera, a former teacher has a net worth of Ksh16.6 million. She owns 11 acres of land in Kwale, 1.5 acres of land in Kilifi, one acre of land in Makinnon Market and a two-acre tea farm in Meru South.
She also owns a Ksh 3 million family house in Mtwapa, 10,000 shares at a telco company valued at Ksh 430,000, shares at Mwalimu Sacco worth Ksh 328,000 and a vehicle worth Ksh 2.4 million.
|Real Name||Juliana Whonge Cherera|
|Age||54 years old|
|Place of Birth||Central Province|
|Net Worth||Ksh.16.6 million|