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Amb. Amina Mohamed Nominated to be Kenya's First Female Foreign Secretary

On Tuesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated Ambassador Amina Mohamed as Kenya's next Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the first woman ever to be nominated to the position. Amb. Mohamed is a career diplomat and public servant with more than 26 years of professional experience.

Mohamed currently serves as the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Amina began her career in public service as a legal advisor in Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and went on to serve as the Permanent Secretary for Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Mohamed has also participated in global development efforts, working with international organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Millennium Project.

As Kenya's first female foreign secretary, Mohamed will lead President Kenyatta's foreign policy. Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated earlier this month.

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