Editor's Review

  • The three; Jonathan, Rachel and Emmanuel Chebukati have each built a name for themselves away from their father's shadow
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman is arguably one of the most criticized public officials in the country.  

Being the head of the poll's body, he is always on the receiving end of criticism from persons who feel that elections were not conducted transparently.

While many only see him as IEBC Chair, Chebukati is also a husband and a father. Early this week while responding to a statement by President William Ruto praising him for overseeing a credible presidential election in August 2022, Chebukati introduced two of his three little-known children.

"On behalf of IEBC & myself, I wish to thank President William Ruto for recognizing IEBC Kenya for having raised the bar of integrity and the standard of public service in Kenya. I feel proud to have made my contribution towards strengthening democracy in Kenya. God bless Kenya," Chebukati stated while he thanked his family. 

The three; Jonathan, Rachel, and Emmanuel Chebukati have each built a name for themselves away from their father's shadow. However, in this article, we will focus on Rachel and Emmanuel.

Emmanuel Chebukati

He is a reputable cloud security engineer in the East and Central African region. Emmanuel is the Co-Founder of Hepta Analytics; a tech company that focuses on breaking down data and creating insights for better decision making.

Emmanuel has also worked at LinkedIn and Skillsoft as a cyber security boot instructor.

According to his LinkedIn page, he has over seven years of experience in systems auditing, application security, and secure cloud deployment.

He boasts of three Microsoft Azure certifications, is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and holds an MSc in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology (specializing in Forensic IT and Cybercrime) from the United States International University (USIU).

Rachel Chebukati
She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and currently serves as a Senior State Counsel at the Office of the Attorney General (AG). She took up the role in 2021 after serving in several law firms.

Wafula Chebukati's daughter Rachel Chebukati. 

Prior to joining the AG's office, she had worked for several reputable law firms that include; Bowmans and Sherman Nyongesa & Mutubia Advocates where she served as a dispute resolution lawyer and an associate advocate respectively.

She holds a Masters Degree in Oil and Gas Law and Policy from the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2017.
She also holds two bachelor's Degree; one in Law from the University of Nairobi and the other in International Relations from the United States International University.