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Lawyer Ahmed Isaack Hassan To Head All Important Body.

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    PSC nominates new ECK boss


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    By OLIVER MATHENGE

    Posted Thursday, April 2 2009 at 13:10

    The Parliamentary Select Committee on the Constitution has nominated lawyer Ahmed Issack Hassan as chairman of the Independent Interim Electoral Commission of Kenya.

    Mr Hassan will now wait for approval from Parliament before appointment by the executive.

    He now joins the proposed IIEC commissioners: Tiyah Galgalo (Eastern), Hamara Ibrahim Adan (North Eastern), Kenneth Nyaundi (Nyanza), Dr Yusuf Nzibo (Nairobi), Winfred Waceke Guchu (Central), Davis Chirchir (Rift Valley) and Abiud Wekesa (Western) for the all-important body.

    Mr Hassan was interviewed together with retired Major James Oswago, Mr Duncan Mwanyumba and Ms Jane Nyaboke Njagi.

    The four , together with former National Assembly Speaker Francis ole Kaparo, former Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Chairman Maina Kiai, were then considered for the job.

    Former executive director of the Institute for Education in Democracy Koki Muli and lawyers Wachira Maina, Murshid Abdalla Mohammed and Jackson Kagwe had also lined up for the job.

    While making the announcement, PSC chairman Mohammed Abdikadir said that since the list had been arrived at through consensus it was his hope that Parliament would endorse it.

    The new nominee also expressed the same sentiments saying he would make further comments on his appointment once he has been endorsed.

    "I am happy that I have been appointed by the PSC and will await endorsement by parliament after which I can make more comments," Mr Hassan told the Nation in his office.

    A list of nominees presented to parliament was rejected after allegations were tabled in the house against Mr Miller, who was the proposed chairman.

    Mr Abdikadir has since cleared Mr Miller from the allegations saying that the process was muddled by political intrigues.


    DAILY NATION*- PSC nominates new ECK boss
     
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    MR. AHMED ISSACK HASSAN studied in Garissa High School for his ‘O' and ‘A' levels between 1983 to 1988. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1992 with a Bachelors degree in Law(LLB), Second Class Honours, Upper Division. He proceeded to Kenya School of Law where he obtained his post graduate diploma in Law in 1994. He was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1995. He has been practicing Law in Nairobi since 1995 to date.

    Mr. Ahmed is also a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPSK). He is the Managing Partner of the Law firm of Messrs Ibrahim, Issack & Company Advocates based in Nairobi.

    Mr. Ahmed served as a Commissioner in the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC) from 2000 to 2005. In May 2006, he was appointed by the United Nations political office for Somalia (UNPOS) as a legal consultant in the training of Somali Parliamentarians on Constitutionalism and Federalism in Baidoa, Somalia. In June 2006, he was appointed by the President to the Kiruki Commission of Inquiry to inquire into the activities of Artur Margaryan and Artur Sargasyan (the Armenian Brothers).

    He is currently serving as a legal consultant for UNDP – Somalia for the Somalia Constitution Making Project.
     
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