President Uhuru Kenyatta has backed Sports, Culture & Heritage Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to be selected as the next World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General.
President Uhuru said on Thursday that CS Mohamed’s vast experience with the WTO and the multilateral trading system combined with her extensive track record in international relations and her political experience is unparalleled.
The Head of State noted the Sports CS has devoted a significant part of her professional career in championing the benefits of trade as the way to alleviate poverty and improve living standards in Kenya and across the world.
“From a personal perspective, my experience working with her over the years and watching her work with others has convinced me that she is an effective leader and without doubt, a master consensus builder. She listens to advice and works hard always to find common ground.
“I have no doubt in my mind that her leadership at the WTO will, without doubt, be a game-changer, that will enable this important institution to meet the requirements of its Member States and to better address the evolving demands of the 21st Century, and this, led by a proven consensus-builder,”