Ezra Chiloba is the current CEO of Kenya IEBC (Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission) that is responsible for the Election process. He has been of the outlook as many Kenyans want him to resign or get kicked off from his job role however, he is not willing nor is he ready to withdraw despite being aware of Kenya citizens demand.
All in all, its a job that is usually reserved for the seasoned, truth be told. And from his history it seems he made it to that position through sheer determination as he came from a very humble background.
In the spirit of KCPE/KCSE season, we sought to find out what the IEBC big fish and controller was graded with.
When he sat for his KCPE exams at Mutua Primary School in 1993 he scored 539 marks out of the maxima 700 marks with the subject breakdown being as indicated beneath;-
English 80 (A),
Kiswahili 75 (B-),
Mathematics 74 (B+),
Science 77 (A-),
GHCRE 80 (A-),
AC&M 78 (A) and
Home Science and Business 76 (A-).
This is according to a source from the Nairobian that was published on Friday, 6th October 2017.
After scoring well in his KCPE exams, Chiloba managed to join a prestigious Provincial school near Maili Tatu in St Joseph Boys High school Kitale. However, as time went by, Chiloba was forced to drop out in form 2 due to lack of School fees and other domestic financial constraints.
But lucky for him, his aunty Florence Nafula intervened and convinced him to join Friends Kwanza whose fees was more affordable than St Joseph’s.
But that was not all, his aunty Nafula struggled to sell vegetables in order to buy paraffin for Chiloba’s lamp so that he could revise at night.
“I eked a living by selling vegetables at the market to raise money to buy paraffin and soap for Chiloba. The boy was determined to excel and this motivated me ensure there was paraffin for him to revise at night.” Nafula said.
In the end Chiloba scored an A- but couldn’t pursue his dream of being a doctor as the profession required higher marks and he instead enrolled at the Nairobi School of Law. But he was on the right path as the law degree led him to his destiny as the IEBC CEO.