Women in Power and Politics: Amina Mohammed

by Duchess Magazine
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Amina Chawahir Mohammed Jibril, a Kenyan cabinet secretary, lawyer, and diplomat of Somali heritage, was born on October 5, 1961.

In Kenya, she is currently the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage, and Culture.

She has held positions such as assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as chairwoman of the General Councils of the World Trade Organization and the International Organization for Migration. 

From May 2013 to February 2018, she was Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs. After his reelection, President Uhuru Kenyatta transferred her to the Education docket.

In addition to her native Somali, Mohamed is fluent in English, Russian, Swahili, and has a working understanding of French.

Amina Mohamed has received numerous awards, including life membership in the Red Cross Society, membership on the international advisory board of the Life and Peace Institute, an honorary doctorate from KCA University, membership on the Arctic Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum, and the advisory board of the Strathmore Law School.

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