Sign in
Download Opera News App

Politics Policy




Africa politics

Kenyans Happy as Julia Ojiambo's Daughter is Appointed to an International Docket

Kenyans have expressed their happiness following the appointment of Sanda Ojiambo as the Executive Director of the United Nation's Global Compact. Sanda, is a daughter of Julia Ojiambo, a veteran politician who once was Kalonzo Musyoka's running mate for presidency. Sanda will be taking over from Lise Kingo, who hails from Denmark.

According to the Daily Nation of May 23, Sanda, the lastborn daughter of veteran politician Julia Ojiambo, has been appointed as the next executive director of the United Nation’s Global Compact by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the posting was announced Friday. Before her appointment, Sanda has been Safaricom Executive.

"Safaricom executive Sanda Ojiambo has been appointed head of a United Nations agency that engages private companies all over the world and encourages them to align their businesses with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals." Daily Nation report.

Sanda Ojiambo with former Safaricom CEO Bob Colimore

The Kenyan is set to start her new role from 17th June, 2020. On this date, the UN agency will be celebrating it's 20th anniversary.

Kenyans have expressed their happiness by heaping praises at Sanda:

@nekesanaomi4 "Wow congrats Sanda, you're always dedicated. Go concur the world!!"

@ogolaben8 "Good for the Kenyan lady, such an appointment is a blessing to our motherland. As you serve your new role know that you'll be representing Kenya. All the best. Viva!!"

[email protected] "how great!! Like mother, like happy for you. Right from our days in high school your leadership was too notch...furaha tele adeko"

Proud mother? File photo of Julia Ojiambo, mother to Sanda Ojiambo

From 2010 to date, Sanda has been the head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact at Safaricom.

Content created and supplied by: Kwemoi1 (via Opera News )

Bob Colimore Julia Ojiambo Kenyans Lise Kingo Safaricom


Load app to read more comments