Amina Mohamed urges inquest into her loss at AU commission polls
Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed now wants Kenya’s neighbours investigated for abandoning her during polls to pick the AU Commission chairman in Addis Ababa.
The inquest, she says, should establish why Kenya’s neighbours, whom she did not name, decamped to vote for other candidates in the Monday election.
- The Chadian foreign minister, who had said he would take a bullet for the sake of Africa, became the fourth AUC chairperson from francophone Africa out of five heads since 2002.
- During earlier lobbying, Ms Mohamed had been endorsed by eastern African countries, but these pledges were not honoured at the ballot.
- SADC had argued they still deserved one more term because the current occupant from South Africa had chosen not to run for a second term.
In the first press conference since she lost to Chadian foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, Ms Mohamed on Tuesday said some of the pledges made by the unnamed neighbouring countries were “deceptive.”
“Things fell apart at the last round,” she told journalists in Addis.
“I think the fear from some that maybe we were going to get it (led to this). So they probably withdrew their support.”READ MORE