Kenya wins African vote to seek UN Security Council seat

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma . FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022.
  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr Monica Juma said the vote was a show of confidence for Kenya to represent Africa’s agenda at the UNSC.
  • Kenya must also win at least two-thirds votes of the UN member states when the election is held in New York next year in June.

Kenya has been endorsed as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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