BERN – Opposition lynchpin Dr Kizza Besigye has travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to be with his wife Winnie Byanyima as she starts work as the executive director of UNAIDS.
Ms Byanyima posted a picture of her with Dr Besigye and their son Anselm on Sunday.
“In Geneva, my first day here, @akizzabesigye & @kizzabesigye1 here to help me to start in my new role at @unaids Thks,” the tweet reads.
Earlier, on their way to Switzerland, Ms Byanyima had posted a picture showing that her family members had seen them off in Nairobi.
“Family, brother Abraham, sisters Martha and Francesca, took me out to the latest coolest rooftop in Nairobi to bid me and Kizza farewell. Thank you so much. Will miss you & all my friends in nbo!,” she tweeted.
Ms Byanyima was appointed the new UNAIDS boss in August, taking over from Michel Sidibé who stepped down in May this year following accusations of ”serious mismanagement”.
Ms Byanyima had been the executive director of OXFAM, since January 2013.
She has held several roles that were affiliated to the governance of the African Union, and has influenced the international agenda at the United Nations through her leadership in many coalitions of civil society organisations.