24 December 2012

Kenya: Govt Appoints Political Advisor On Somalia

Kenya's Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, has appointed Ibrahim Ahmed Rashid as Kenya's Political Advisor on Somalia.

The Prime Minister said he appointed the political advisor with the intention to bring the people of Somalia together in order to find a lasting solution to the conflict". It was meant to strengthen support to Somalia and deal with threats of major regional challenge. The appointment follows a visit of Somalia's President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, to Kenya. Mr Rashid who will be a liaison between the PM's and the Government of Somalia is no stranger to the goings-on in Somalia.

Most recently, he served on the ODM National Elections Board, Executive Director and founder of One Stop Development Agency, a national NGO that focuses on development, emergency relief and works for positive change in lives of vulnerable populations in Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands. He also worked on the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review as a Senior Program Officer on Civic Education, Mobilization and Outreach.

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