Dr Roselyn Kwamboka Akombe Biography
Appearing to the public stage of Kenya in 2017 as a Commissioner at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC), Ms. Akombe created a media stir for the relatively short time she decided to offer service to her home country in securing a professional and proper election.
Roselyn Akombe Age and Place of Birth
The 44-year-old Ms. Akombe was born in Nyamira found in the region of Nyanza. She was sired by parents who practiced teaching and both were in the Education sector.
Roselyn Akombe Educational Background
Miss Akombe attended a primary school in Nyamira and a secondary school not far from home as well before enrollment at the University of Nairobi College of Education in pursuit of an undergraduate degree in Education. Miss Roselyn attained her undergraduate then proceeded to Rutgers University in America for her graduate studies in Global Affairs and later on a Doctoral program in the institution studying Global Affairs.
Roselyn Akombe Career Journey
Roselyn Akombe has spoken of doing a night security officer job while in the US to get some money while she attended her studies and later on internships. She met the right people along the way who saw her immense potential and gave her an opportunity to practice her skill. This way, she landed a one-week job at the United Nations (UN) and secured long term employment there.
She then attained employment as Undersecretary at the UN hq found in the USA. She took an unpaid leave to offer service to her home country Kenya as a participant among the commissioners in the IEBC in 2017 to facilitate a valid electoral procedure to citizens. Considered a huge act of selflessness, this implied a 70% paycut from her role at the United Nations. The commissioners received a salary of Ksh 800,000 equivalent to around $8000.
Roselyn Akombe’s Time at the IEBC
Miss Akombe served at the IEBC in offering procedural support, measures to avoid a post-election violence, training various electoral officials and giving press addresses on the state of the electoral process. She stood out to Kenyans as a well-trained professional with an added eloquence of speech.
Roselyn Akombe family, Husband and Children
Roselyn is the mother of two having birthed her first born son while in her 3rd year of university studies in the University of Nairobi. This she says was a big motivation for her to provide her children with a better life than she did. She is an American citizen though she has homes in Kisumu, Kitale and Nairobi.
Her children can both speak fluent Kiswahili and she showed her commitment to them by keeping in touch on a daily basis while she served in Kenya.
Roselyn Akombe Net Worth and Salary at the UN
Her net worth as of the year 2020 is approximated to be over Kshs. 23.1 Million. She pockets more than Kshs 700,000 per month at the United Nations.