Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe has been promoted to a senior position at the UN after fleeing Kenya citing death threats.
Akombe, who was a Political Advisor, has been promoted to Chief of Policy Planning and Guidance at the United Nations.
This comes against the backdrop of allegations that Kenya was lobbying for her dismissal.
Salim Lone, a former director of News and Media Division at UN, said Akombe will serve at the United Nation’s Department of Political Affairs.
“This post’s many responsibilities include preparing conflict-prevention measures in conflict ridden regions,” Lone said via Facebook on Thursday.
He added that the post requires working not just with governments but civil society and other groups who are vital to restoring or ensuring peace.
“The level Roselyn is now at is a senior one with significant input into formulating overall UN strategies and policies, all the more so since she is working in the political arena,” he said.