New Job: Roselyn Akombe Move From United States To Ethiopia

New Job: Roselyn Akombe Move From United States To Ethiopia

New Job: Roselyn Akombe Move From United States To Ethiopia
New Job: Roselyn Akombe Move From United States To Ethiopia

The former commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC), Roselyn Akombe, has started the new year on a high after landing a new job with the United Nations.

In an announcement on Monday, January 4, 2021, Akombe said she has joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Akombe mentioned that she was delighted to switch from the political side to her other passion; development. She will be serving as the Governance and Peacebuilding Africa Coordinator at the Regional Hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Akombe was working as Chief of Policy at the Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs at the United Nations in New York.

“Thrilled to join the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) today…After 14 years on the political side of the UN family, glad to switch to my other passion development,” she said in a tweet.

Akombe controversially resigned from IEBC on 18 October 2017, days to the October 26th fresh election.

By Richard Kamau 

Source-https://nairobiwire.com/

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

New Job: Roselyn Akombe Move From United States To Ethiopia

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