Roselyne Akombe lands job promotion at the UN


Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe
Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe

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 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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