Roselyne Akombe lands job promotion at the UN
Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commissioner, Roselyne Akombe, has been promoted to a more senior position in the United Nations’ department of political affairs.
In a Twitter post by Raila Odinga’s advisor Salim Lone, the former Director of the United Nations News revealed that the runaway commissioner is now the Chief of Policy Planning and Guidance.
Her job’s description entails preparing conflict-prevention measures in countries and regions facing turmoil around the world with significant input into formulating UN strategies and policies.
In an earlier tweet, Lone explained that the move to promote Akombe was met with “an almost violent opposition” by the Kenya mission to the UN.
Despite "almost violent opposition" from the Kenya Mission (as UN insider put it), Roselyn Akombe just got a promotion to even more senior position in UN Dept of Political Affairs. UN promotions are rare. This recognition by UN will give Roselyn some additional protection too.
— Salim Lone (@salimlone) January 17, 2018
Despite the objection, Roselyne who resigned and fled to the United States amid “death threats” days before the repeat October 26 election, has managed to pick up the pieces and go on with her career.
Akombe resigned from the electoral body saying the commission “in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on 26 October 2017.”
In her resignation, which came only seven days to the repeat election, Dr Akombe said IEBC was at the time under siege and at the heart of a political crisis.
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