Kenya’s Roselyn Akombe Quits US Job


Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe has announced her exit from her US job after landing another role.

In a statement she posted on her social media platforms, Akombe who has been working as the Chief of Policy at the Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs at the United Nations in New York revealed expressed excitement over her new assignment.

As per the details shared in her post, Akombe will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as the Governance and Peacebuilding Africa Coordinator at the Regional Hub under [UNDP].

In regard to landing this job, Akombe believes that it will see her reconnect as well as serve her motherland.

“After 14 years on the political side of the @UN family, glad to switch to my other passion –development.

“Thrilled to join @UNDP today as the Governance & Peacebuilding Africa Coordinator at the Regional Hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here is to new beginnings” reads her tweet

Kenyans are convinced that Akombe is a good pick for this role considering her rich experience in the international and NGO sector from her previous tasks.

Some of the achievements the vocal personality is known for include her advocacy for the protection of human rights, social justice, environmental protection, and inclusion of youth and women in all political and socio-economic spheres of life.

Akombe also worked as an economist and engaged in activism in Kenya as well as in the US. She also managed to secure an election job in the 2020 US elections.

In 2017, Akombe who was a senior IEBC official resigned before fleeing the country with the concern that IEBC had failed to meet the basic expectations of a credible election.