Roselyne Akombe: I Was Not Fleeing My Beloved Kenya

Roselyne Akombe: I Was Not Fleeing My Beloved Kenya
Roselyne Akombe: I Was Not Fleeing My Beloved Kenya

IEBC commissioner Dr Roselyne Akombe has denied reports that she was fleeing the country at the time of her detention at JKIA.

She was en route to New York on Tuesday night when she was reportedly ordered out of her plane and detained until Wednesday morning.

The IEBC confirmed that Dr Akombe had been blocked from traveling but termed the incident as a “delay”.

“Dr Akombe who is traveling to US for an official meeting was delayed at JKIA by officials who have since apologized. She returns on Sunday,” the commission said on its official Twitter account.

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Akombe, who was finally allowed to depart on a Kenya Airways flight after 9 am Wednesday, confirmed the ‘delay.’

She also said the reports that she was fleeing the country were completely false and unwarranted.

“While it is unfortunate that my departure was delayed, I at no time indicated that I am fleeing my beloved Kenya due to questions raised on the credibility of our electoral process.”

Akombe added in a statement that she is on official duty in the United States and will return to the country.

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About Roselyn Akombe

Roselyn Kwamboka Akombe (born 1976) is a Kenyan former commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya.Dr. Akombe is of the enigmatic Abagussi tribe and is fondly referred to as mama kayai junior.

She became famous within the Kenyan media after appearing before the board that was interviewing potential appointees for the commission and said that she was ready to take her new position as a commissioner, although this would mean taking a pay cut of 70 percent from her previous job as an Under-Secretary at the United Nations. She argued that this was a sacrifice she was ready to make for her country. She became famous internationally after controversially resigning from her post as a commissioner on 18 October 2017 amidst a political crisis in Kenya.

Shortly after her resignation, she flew out of the country citing fears for her life within the prevailing political climate-Wikipedia

Roselyne Akombe: I Was Not Fleeing My Beloved Kenya

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