Juliana Cherera Bio, Family, Career, IEBC, Salary and Net Worth
Juliana Cherera, born Juliana Whonge Cherera is a teacher by profession currently serving as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission vice chairperson. Cherera took the helm from Connie Marina who resigned from the position back in 2018 and her elections came in September 2021
The 2022 elections were her first task as a commissioner and she ended up being the talk of the town after she disowned the results announced by the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, citing lack of transparency in the presidential results announced.
Following her courage to come out and challenge her boss many are wondering who she is and where she came from. Well, all this and much more about her will be covered in this article.
Juliana Cherera Age and Place of Birth
At the moment much is not known about her actual date of birth. As for her place of birth, most speculate that she was born in the Mt. Kenya region.
Juliana Cherera Education Background
She was first trained as an ECDE teacher before she decided to advance her education and joined the Kenyatta university where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education focusing on Kiswahili and Geography.
After KU she went ahead to secure her master of Education, Leadership, and Educational Management at Kenya Methodist University.
Cherera boosts experience of over 18 years in the public sector of education and management. In the management sector, she has worked as the CEO of the strategic delivery Unit at the Mombasa County government under Hassan Joho.
Apart from this position, she has also served in other sectors including as a Member of the Mombasa County Emergency Household Relief and Nutritional Support Project Coordination Committee.
Additionally, she has also served as the Secretary of the Mombasa County Economic Recovery and Legacy Strategy. On top of that, she has served as a Member of the Kenya Devolution Support Program Committee.
Working With IEBC
After the 2017 elections, four commissioners resigned from their positions leaving only three commissioners in the office including the chairman Wafula Chebukati. One of the four commissioners who resigned, Connie Maina was the vice chairperson of the commission.
After her resignation in 2018, the seat remained vacant until 2021 on September 14th when Wafula Chebukati the IEBC chairman declared Juliana Cherera as the new vice chairperson of the commission.
Disowning Wafula Chebukati and the 2022 Presidential results
After taking the oath of office her first task alongside three other commissioners, their first task was the 2022 elections. The process went on well for almost a week but ended in a dramatic way as Juliana Cherera and three other commissioners sidelined themselves from the presidential results that were announced on 15th August 2022 by Wafula Chebukati declaring William Samoe Ruto as the president-elect.
In a meeting with members of the press, Juliana Cherera cited that she together with the other three commissioners were not part of the announcement of the presidential results as they lacked what she termed as “opaqueness”.
Juliana Cherera Family and Husband
Currently, details concerning her family or husband are still unclear but will be updated as soon as possible.
Juliana Cherera Net Worth
According to sources, the IEBC vice chair is well-loaded when it comes to finances. Her net worth is valued at over 15 million including her properties.