Amina Mohamed Points Fingers At Neighboring Countries For Her AU Commission Chairperson Loss


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Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has accused neighboring east African nations of not supporting her candidacy for the AU Commission chair.

The Ambassador called for Kenya to investigate the said countries for abandoning her during the polls and to re-examine their relationships.

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Speaking for the first time since she lost to the Chadian foreign minister, Amina said some of the pledges made by the unnamed countries were deceptive.

”Things fell apart at the last round,” she told journalists in Addis.

”Are we seen as a friend or a threat?” she asked. ”I think we are very honest people, so it is difficult to deal with deceptive people. Going forward, it is a good lesson to learn.”

She added that she would return to continue with her job at the helm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Following the announcement of the results on Monday, it emerged that Uganda, Burundi and Djibouti did not vote for her.

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Meanwhile, National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has also given reasons to why Amina lost. He accused former UN Secretary general Kofi Annan of being sneaky.

He said that a group of activists led by Kofi Annan made outright efforts to discredit Ms. Mohamed at the ICC culminating to her loss.

He also blamed France for influencing the outcome saying that it pressured some heads of state to not vote. He cited the fact that more than 15 leaders abstained from voting.

“This election has taught us huge lessons. We now know who are our true friends in East Africa and Africa at large. We are going to look for friends who will put the interests of our people and our country first,” he said.

AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has, however, pledged to work with all African leaders. He said he aims to foster African socio-economic transformation through the African Union and the implementation of Agenda 2063.