Profile: This woman Roselyn Akombe

IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe. Election observers have chosen to sanitise flawed Kenyan poll, she says. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Until her appointment to the IEBC, she worked as an Under-Secretary at the United Nations headquarters in New York, a position she says enabled her to gain experience in electoral practices around the world.
  • She took a sabbatical from the UN meaning she will not receive a penny from the UN during her term as commissioner at IEBC.

Born in 1976 in Nyamira County, Roselyn Akombe studied Education at the University of Nairobi before going to the US for further studies. She holds a Master of Science in Global Affairs and a PhD in the same subject, both from the Rutgers University.

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