Cabinet nominee has an impressive career record in international affairs and diplomacy
She has also worked as the UN assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, from where she made her abortive bid for the World Trade Organisation leadership just before President Uhuru Kenyatta tapped her to head the Foreign Affairs docket. If the vetting team Thursday questions Ms Amina Mohammed’s experience and credentials to serve as Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, she might wow the committee with a resume that covers extensive stints in the docket. The lawyer and career diplomat has risen through the ranks in the diplomatic service since 1986.
Ms Mohammed was still awaiting vetting when President Kenyatta travelled to the Somali Conference in London on invitation by British Prime Minister David Cameron. It was a significant first visit to a western capital that served to confirm an about-turn on threats to shun the new government over President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto’s indictment by the ICC.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation