HON. AMINA ABDALLAH: FROM SRC COMMISSIONER TO AMBASSADOR
January 23, 2023 | 3:41 pm
By Stephen Oinga
Pursuant to Article 132(2)(e) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and Section 5 of the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) Act No. 33 of 2011, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Commissioner Hon. Amina Abdalla as Kenyan Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.
Prior to the appointment on 4 May 2022, Hon. Abdalla had spent two years as a Commissioner at SRC, where she served diligently as a member of the Job Evaluation and Salary Structures, and Legal and Policy committees of SRC.
The Commission organised a farewell luncheon for her on 22 July 2022, at Villa Rosa Kempinski. Present at the luncheon included Lyn Mengich, Chairperson, Commissioners, CS/CEO and secretariat staff.
“Thank you Hon. Abdalla for the period we have known each other and worked together,” said Mrs. Mengich, adding: “I appreciate you for assisting the Commission to bridge the gap between SRC and Parliament as a key stakeholder.”
Mrs. Mengich affirmed SRC’s gratefulness for her wide experience, which “was very impactful and insightful to the whole Commission.” She wished Hon. Abdalla success as she embarked on her mission as the new Kenyan Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.
On her part, Hon. Abdalla noted, “I am truly happy to have had the opportunity to work and learn from all of you. As I leave SRC, I am glad that the decisions we made for the last two years were for the good of the nation.” “I have worked in many places, but have not found hard working employees like you,” she said, while commending the secretariat.
She was showered with praises for her dedication and commitment to SRC. She received a memento, a portrait designed with her photo, a flash disk containing memorable photos of her while at SRC, and a certificate of appreciation. Hon. Abdalla was nominated to SRC by the Parliamentary Service Commission. She has over 25 years of experience in public service oversight and international natural resources management. She served three consecutive terms as a nominated Member of Parliament for the period 2003-2017. The Commission and secretariat staff wish her success as she undertakes her new ambassadorial assignment.