What you need to know about Ezra Chiloba
At 38 years old, Chiloba is the youngest chief executive officer in Kenya to oversee the country’s electoral primary body, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Chiloba holds Masters degree in Public Policy from the Central European University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science at the University of Nairobi with his research focused on electoral institutions and democratization.
The IEBC boss believes in waking up early in the morning at 4am and ends his day late in the midnight. He strongly believes for one to achieve and rise in higher ranks, they have to wake up early and work hard.
In 2008, he founded the Policy House a public policy consulting group with a special focus in Africa. He is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Chiloba is a renowned philanthropist. In 2011, he supported society members with free legal advice and management that enabled more than 100 families to eligibly get title deeds after waiting for more than 35 years.
Prior to joining IEBC, Chiloba was the Deputy Team Leader in charge of governance under a DFID-DANIDA programme, Drivers of Accountability Programme managed by DAI.
Chiloba comes from Kitale in Transnzoia County just like his boss Wafula Chebukati.
Other organizations he has worked for include the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Oxfam Novib, South Consulting Africa and Centre for Minority Rights Development. He has substantive experience in donor coordination and engagement having managed different donor agreements including DFID, European Union, Netherlands, Finland, SIDA, CIDA, USAID, Italy, Slovak, Norway and Denmark.
Ezra once popped up as one of the most searched individuals on Google in Kenya after he was busy updating Kenyans on the ongoing 2017 General Election results. Kenyan women on the other hand have been busy thirsting over him.