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What Roselyn Akombe Did on Thursday, Six Years After Fleeing From Kenya

Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe is finally back in Kenya after being away for close to six years.

Akombe fled Kenya after the first 2017 presidential election, opting to move to New York in the United States a week before the ordered presidential rerun.

This was after the poll agency was accused of bungling the election, with the Supreme Court agreeing with NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga that it was not as fair as it should have been.

On Thursday, she stepped into Kenya for the first time since then, only four months after another election, which also ended up before the same court, and under the rulership of a new regime.

After resigning and fleeing, she told BBC that she feared for her life, after the murder of colleague Chris Msando, adding that the commission was divided and commissioners were receiving threats.

"You'll be suicidal to think that nothing will happen to you. I have never felt the kind of fear that I felt in my own country," she said.

Her return raises questions about former President Uhuru Kenyatta, considering that it is only after the lapse of his tenure that Kenyans who fled or were exiled are being seen trooping back.

This is with consideration that recently, lawyer Miguna Miguna also returned from Canada.

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