President Ruto Makes 2 Major State Appointments

President Ruto Makes 2 Major State Appointments

President William Ruto has appointed Ambassador Lazarus Amayo as the special envoy of the African Union Champion for Institution Reform.

In a statement on Tuesday, May 14, by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei, the outgoing Kenya’s ambassador to the US is expected to play a critical role in driving AU’s institutional reforms in liaison with the State Department for Foreign Affairs and the African Union institutions.

Amayo has previously held several senior public positions among them; Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2018-2020), High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom (2014-2018), the Permanent Representative of Kenya to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Commonwealth Organization.

The outgoing Ambassador to the US also served as the Director for Europe and Commonwealth Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (2010-2014), High Commissioner of Kenya to Zambia and Malawi, and Permanent Representative to COMESA (2006-2010), Kenya’s High Commissioner to India with concurrent accreditation to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Singapore (1999-2004).

By Nairobileo

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