UN: IEBC's Akombe will return to the UN "fairly soon"

IEBC Commissioner Roslyn Akombe. The United Nations has said that electoral agency commissioner will “fairly soon” return to the global organisation. FILE PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

What you need to know:

  • That Dr Akombe is still an employee of the UN has fuelled speculation that her trip to the US this week was to renew her status at the global body.
  • The IEBC Act allows any commissioner to resign at any time of their career by writing to the President, after which such a vacancy will be declared within seven days, and a new recruitment to start.
  • Dr Akombe was stopped from boarding a plane and later released at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport on Tuesday as she travelled to the US.

The United Nations has said that electoral agency commissioner Roselyne Akombe will “fairly soon” return to the global organisation, further fuelling speculation about her future at the elections body.

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