onsdag 3 juli 2013

Amina Mohamed Jibril Citizen of Kenya.

               Amina Mohamed Jibril

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Amina Mohamed Jibril (SomaliAamina Maxamed JibriilArabicامينة محمد جبريل‎) (born 5 October 1961) is
Somali lawyer, diplomat and politician. A citizen of Kenya, she previously served
as Chairman of the International Organization for Migration and
 the World Trade Organisation's General Council,
as well as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the
 United Nations Environment Programme. As of 20 May 2013,
she is the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya.

Personal life


Mohamed was born on 5 October 1961 in the British-administered Kenya Colony to an
ethnic Somali family.
She is the eighth of nine siblings.Her family originally hails from
 the northern SSC region of Somalia,
Dhulbahante stronghold.
Mohamed spent her childhood in a modest household in Amalemba, Kakamega,
where she passed much of her time reading Sherlock Holmes
stories and other detective fiction.
She later developed a taste for international affairs.
In 2002, Amina married Khalid Ahmed, a fellow Somali to
whom she credits a lot of her success.
The couple have two children and also care for four orphans.
Mohamed is multilingual, speaking SomaliRussianEnglish and Swahili,
with a working knowledge of French.


For her elementary studies, Mohamed attended the Township
Primary School of Kakamega and later
Butere Girls and Highlands academies.
Her mother believed strongly in the importance of education,
and would frequently drop by her classes
 to monitor her performance.
Upon graduation, Mohamed moved to the Ukraine
on a scholarship to study at
 the Kiev University School of International
 Law and International Relations.
She completed the institution's rigorous courses,
earning an LLC degree in comparative law and
a Masters in international law.
She later pursued post-graduate studies
at the University of Oxford and Kenya School of Law.



In a professional capacity, Mohamed began her career in 1985
as a legal officer at the Kenyan
 Ministry of Local Government.
Her duties there included assessing World Bank projects
and tabling municipal by-laws.
Between 1986 and 1990, Mohamed served as a
Legal Advisor in Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
where she drafted and negotiated various bilateral and
 international treaties.
Among these were Bilateral Air Services Agreements with
the United Arab EmiratesOmanIran and
the United Kingdom, as well as the African Convention on
 the Rights of the Child.
Although a number of job opportunities overseas were available,
Mohamed chose to remain with her parents as
her father was ailing.
From 1990 to 1993, Mohamed acted as
a Legal Advisor to Kenya's mission at the
UN head office in GenevaSwitzerland.
There, she worked alongside officials from the International Labour Organisation,
World Health Organisation and
 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organisation.
She subsequently took a brief sabbatical to pursue higher studies in the UK,
before returning to diplomatic service in Geneva. In 1997,
Mohamed began serving as Legal Advisor to
 the Kenyan delegation at the UN Security Council.
Between 2000 and 2006, Mohamed worked as
the Ambassador and Permanent Representative for
the Kenya diplomatic mission in Geneva.
She was also the Chairman, Coordinator and Spokesperson for
the African Group in
the WTO's Human Rights Commission. In 2002,
Mohamed acted as President of
the Conference on Disarmament and was appointed the first female Chairman of
 the International Organization for Migration.
She chaired the Trade Policy Review Body the following year,
and served as the Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body in 2004.
In 2005, Mohamed became the first woman to chair the WTO's General Council.
She was also a Member of the Executive Boards and Committees of
and UNAIDS from 2001 to 2005.
Between 2006 and 2007, Mohamed acted as Director for both
Europe and Commonwealth Countries as well as
Diaspora matters. She also chaired the Department of
Foreign Trade and Economic Affairs' Committee
on Strengthening and Restructuring.
During the 2010–2011 calendar year, Mohamed served as
the President of the United Nations Conference on
Transnational Crime in Vienna. Additionally,
she was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice,
National Cohesion and Constitutional
Affairs from 2008 to 2011.
In 2011, Mohamed was named UNEP's Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director.

Secretary for Foreign Affairs

On 23 April 2013, Mohamed was appointed Kenya's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, one
 of 18 Cabinet Secretary nominees to the new Uhuru Kenyatta administration.
She was later sworn into office on 20 May 2013.


  • National Award of Chief of Burning Spear (CBS)
  • Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarieta italiana
  • Life Member, Red Cross Society
  • Member of the Life and Peace Institute International Advisory Council
  • Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Arctic
  • Member of the Strathmore Law School Advisory Board

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