UN Ordered to Revoke Uhuru’s Appointment to UNICEF

  • ODM has disputed the appointment of President Uhuru Kenyatta as UNICEF's global champion for youth empowerment.

    Executive director Oduor Ong'wen wrote to the UN body and demanded that they "revoke the decision and apologise to Kenyans".

    "We urge your office to keenly review and rescind this appointment and offer an apology to the many families in Kenya," Ong’wen noted.

    "...families whose children were physically and sexually assaulted and the millions of young unemployed Kenyans chocking under the heavy weight of official government corruption and plunder," Ong'wen stated.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta with Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund"][/caption]

    Ong'wen condemned the appointment and stated that the decision by UNICEF was done in bad faith.

    "We reject this appointment that is a travesty of an organisation that prides itself as the champion of children rights across 190 countries and territories," he remarked.

    He further stated that through the appointment, UNICEF had legitimised the sexual assault on women and girls, the physical violence on all children and worst the killing of children during the last elections.

    During the elections, a six-month-old infant died from a head fracture after she was reportedly clubbed by police officers who raided their home during post-election protests on August 11.

    "UNICEF has legitimised government corruption and wanton looting of the public fund on programmes conjured up as youth empowerment projects," Ong'wen stated.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta with Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund"][/caption]

    Mr Kenyatta accepted the UNICEF appointment last week and he will be the global champion advocating for the promotion of universal healthcare, education, and nutrition.