Ruth Kulundu is an election expert at IEBC. However, her tenure of office is hanging on a loose end after she was sent an interdiction letter by IEBC CEO, Hussein Marjan. This is after being accused of convening a meeting with the IEBC Vice-chairperson, Juliana Cherera and the other three commissioners allied to Cherera without the knowledge of the CEO.
Ms. Kulundu was appointed as the Deputy CEO/Deputy Secretary on March 11, 2022, after having served at IEBC for more than 10 years.
But then who is Ruth Kulundu? Kenyantopixs traced her life history and will give you details about her life in this article.
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The early life and age of Ruth Kulundu
Well, information about her early life is still not in the public domain. However, we shall update this section when we receive this information.
From IEBC website her full name is Ruth K. S. Kulundu.
Education of Ruth K. S. Kulundu
Kulundu holds a masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) – strategic management and a Bachelors degree in Commerce (B.Com) from the University of Nairobi.
Additionally, she is an associate of Chartered Insurance of London (ACII) and Kenya (AIIK)
Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Chapter).
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Kulundu entry at IEBC
Before raising to the rank of Deputy Commission Secretary (DCS) Operations, Ms. Kulundu worked as IEBC Regional Elections Coordinator from 2010-2017. She later as Siaya County Elections Manager.
Her appointment as Deputy Commission Secretary was announced by IEBC on March 11, 2022. During the announcement, she was cited as the most qualified candidate for the position. Indeed she was. IEBC had received a total of 511 applicants for the position.
She has 12 years of experience in the management of elections at IEBC. However, her involvement with the four commissioners who rejected the 2022 presidential results has seen her get an interdiction letter.
The letter accused her and the four commissioners who disputed the 2022 presidential election results picked law firms without involving the CEO. Therefore she was suspended on the basis of gross misconduct. However, the matter ended in court.
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The court suspends IEBC from interdicting Kulundu’s
On September 30, 2022 justice Jacob Gakeri of the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC) directed IEBC to suspend its decision to interdict Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ruth Kulundu pending the hearing of cases challenging it.
This was after Azimio la Umoja allied MPs and their supporters camped at the IEBC offices to protest her interdiction. However, they were dispersed by the police tear gas canisters. The legislators termed the interdiction as lacking substantive basis or evidence.
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Ruth Kulundu’s Husband and children
The remains her top secret. Information about her husband or children remains unknown. We shall update this section soon.
Although she has worked for IEBC for more than 12 years we are yet to get details about her net worth. Again we shall update this section.