Meet Irene Masit, who was part of a group of officials who decided whether or not to approve the results of the presidential election that happened last year, 2022. She was one of the four commissioners who voted against certifying the results.
She was accused of agreeing to a proposal to change the result of the election in favor of Raila Odinga. The tribunal that investigated her conduct found that this was gross misconduct and that she and three other commissioners had been promised a prize for their actions.
The tribunal recommended that Irene Masit be removed from her position as a member of the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission. The hearing was chaired by Aggrey Muchelule, a judge from the Court of Appeal. ((businessdailyafrica.com))
Irene Masit Biography
Irene Masit, who was suspended as a commissioner of the electoral board while being investigated for her actions during the presidential election, has been recommended for expulsion for serious misconduct. ((ngnews247.com))
Irene Masit is the only surviving member of the “Cherera 4,” after Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, and Francis Wanderi resigned as commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
She faced a Tribunal appointed by President William Ruto after a petition was filed to remove her from her position. Prior to her appointment as a commissioner, Masit served on the board of directors of the National Government Constituency Development Fund.
She currently chairs the Leadership and Integrity Committee and the Legal, Compliance, and Political Party Liaison Committee. Masit has 25 years of experience working in government and non-governmental organizations, specializing in finance, governance, management, and public administration.
She is a member of several international organizations, including the Institute of Internal Auditors and the International Certified Addiction Professional.
Irene Masit is an accomplished academic from Elgeyo Marakwet. She went to the University of Nairobi and earned a bachelor’s degree in law and a bachelor’s degree in arts from the School of Social Work.
She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law. She further earned a master’s degree in strategic human resource management from the University of Manchester in the UK.
As of 2021, Irene Masit’s net worth was 47 million Kenyan Shillings. During her vetting in September 2021, she revealed that she owned a residential property worth Ksh20 million, land in Eldoret worth Ksh5 million, land in Kajiado worth Ksh20 million, and a car worth Ksh2 million.
Masit earned money from her work on the National Assembly Select Committee and the National Child Development and Family Board, which brought her a total income of Ksh2.8 million from 2019 to 2021. ((mayortunes.com))