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Former IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati Hospitalized

It is unclear the condition he’s suffering from.



Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has been hospitalized in Nairobi.

Chebukati who has been away from the public limelight has been unwell for sometime according to close sources speaking to Kenya Insights.

While not indulging the details, the former IEBC boss has been  hospitalized in Aga Khan for weeks now.

It is unclear the condition he’s suffering from.


Missing from JSC Shortlist

The news comes at a time when speculations have been running as to how he missed from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) list for the position of the Judge of the Court of Appeal.

The JSC had advertised applications for the positions on 13 October 2023 and Chebukati was among those who applied and was favored to win the post.

However, in an advertisement published on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, Chief Justice Martha Koome-led commission instead accepted an application by former IEBC chair Issack Hassan Ahmed.

Hassan who is an advocate is among 40 people who made it to the final list of candidates shortlisted for a Court of Appeal post where the Judiciary is seeking to hire eleven persons as appellant judges.


In the notice, the JSC reduced the number of applicants from 81 candidates to 41 after going through the shortlist which Chebukati and several High Court judges and lawyers had applied.

Among the candidates shortlisted for interviews set to begin on June 3, 2024, are current judges of the High Court, judges of the Employment and Labour Relations Court and judges of the Environment and Lands Court.

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Those shortlisted are currently serving judges, including Alfred Mabeya, the presiding judge of the Commercial Division, Chacha Mwita, Hedwig Ong’udi, Anthony Mrima, Christine Meoli, Daniel Ogembo, Grace Nzioka, James Wakiaga, Kimondo Kanyi, Jairus Ngaah, Joseph Oguttu and Onesmus Makau.

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