Former commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya Dr. Roselyn Akombe has now joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the Governance and Peace Building Africa Co-ordinator in Addis Ababa.
Akombe announced her new post on Twitter, noting that development is one of her passions and that she is happy to have her new post.
She is coming from a job at the United Nations as senior adviser to the Under-Secretary General for political affairs in New York City.
Dr. Akombe had previously resigned as a commissioner of Kenya’s controversial electoral body, IEBC after serious claims of fraud and vote stealing in the 2017 general election.
Since seeking safety in the United States, Dr. Akombe has been critical of the electoral body and its commissioners, whom she has previously pointed out that they are being rewarded for leading electoral injustices in the country.
In her December 31, 2020 tweet, she highlighted how the former IEBC commissioners who went silent as the country suffered were rewarded just a few years after the political saga.
“It has taken three years, but it is out in the open. The next crew to lead the 2022 injustice is ready for their rewards. Rest in Peace Electoral Justice,” Dr. Roselyn Akombe wrote on her Twitter handle.
A quick fact-check reveals that the IEBC officers mentioned – Ezra Chiloba, Anne Nderitu, and James Muhati have been nominated to various public positions in the country.