Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Roselyne Kombe has announced ditching her US-based United Nations job for her motherland Africa.
Akombe was formerly based in New York where she worked as the United Nations Chief of Policy at the Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.
In her social media announcement earlier today, the former commissioner stated that she will be based in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa as the Governance and Peacebuilding Africa Coordinator.
“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,” she stated in a tweet.
Akombe expressed her elation at her new role terming it her passion after 14 years of service in the political wing of the UN.
“After 14 years on the political side of the UN family, glad to switch to my other passion development,” Akombe added.
She has vast experience having worked as an economist at the African Union, and an activist in her earlier years with the International Non-Governmental Organizations.
She is an advocate for the protection of human rights, social justice, and environment and women and youth integration in the political and economic realms.
Her announcement comes barely a week after commemorating her former colleague’s birthday, vowing to never relent in her quest for justice in his death.
“Today, you should have turned 48 years old. But you were silenced, for standing up for electoral justice. To the Msando family, we cannot imagine your pain, especially during this festive season. But be assured that we’ll never tire to seek for justice.