Marjan Hussein Marjan is the CEO of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. He holds the position from 8th March 2022 after being interviewed and vetted from a list of 5 candidates.
Marjan Hussein’s education Journey
Marjan attended the university of Nairobi where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (BCom) specializing in accounting. He furthered his education and got a Master of Business Administration specializing in strategic management from the same institution.
The IEBC CEO also has a number of certificates under his name. He is a certified public accountant (CPA-K), certified internal auditor (CIA), certified information systems (CISA), and a certification in control self-assessment.
Marjan is a practicing member of ICPAK, the Information System Audit& Control Association (ISACA), and the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA).
The career of Hussein Marjan
Hussein Marjan worked at Telkom Kenya as the Head of Internal Audit, Investigation, and Quality for over 20 years.
He joined the Independent and Boundaries Commission in March 2015 as the Deputy CEO in charge of Support Services.
Hussein then was appointed Lead Coordinator before stepping up as Acting CEO in September 2017. This was after the Supreme Court had nullified the 2017 general elections and the then CEO Ezra Chiloba left the commission.
The CEO position became vacant and advertised in December 2021 attracting 511 applicants by end of the deadline of January 2022. However, only five made it to be vetted and interviews were held on 8th March 2022.
The secretariat is comprised of the CEO who serves as the Secretary of the secretariat, two deputy commission secretaries, nine directors, 24 managers, 47 county election managers, and 290 constituency election coordinators.
IEBC is composed of nine directorates headed by a director and 17 departments led by a manager. They are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the commission delivers a free and fair election.
Hussein Marjan Wife, children and Controversy
Marjan is the husband of former Wajir Woman Representative, Fatuma Gedi. The IEBC CEO was accused by Azimio La Umoja coalition of hiring his wife to a top sit position in the electoral body.
Marjan Hussein Marjan Net worth
Marjan Hussein Marjan is estimated to be worth 100 million shillings.