Former IEBC commissioner Dr. Roselyn Akombe has quit her job at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Akombe through Twitter on Monday announced she secured a new job at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
She will serve as the Governance and Peacebuilding Africa Coordinator and will be based at the UNDP Regional Hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“After 14 years on the political side of the UN family, glad to switch to my other passion development.”
“Thrilled to join the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) today as the Governance and Peacebuilding Africa Coordinator at the Regional Hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,” Akombe wrote.
Akombe, 45, has been serving as the Chief of Policy at the Policy and Mediation Division within the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs at the UN head offices.
She joined the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in January 2017 and was part of the team that presided over the 2017 general election.
On October 18th, 2017, Akombe fled to the US from where she announced her resignation from IEBC citing fears for her life.
Her resignation came a week before the October 26th repeat presidential election after results of the previous election were nullified by the Supreme Court over irregularities and illegalities.
Akombe holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Science degree in Global Affairs from Rutgers University (US), and a Doctor of Philosophy in the same subject from Rutgers University.