Kenya chosen as AU candidate for UN Security Council seat

By Joel Muinde On Wed, 21 Aug, 2019 18:06 | 1 min read
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Kenya Defence Forces soldiers hoist the Kenyan Flag at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi on the eve of Jamhuri Day, to mark 50 years of self-rule. PHOTO | COURTESY
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  • Kenya is set to become a non-permanent member of the security council in June, if it gets a two thirds backing from UN members.

Kenya has beaten Djibouti to become the continent’s in the selection of a member of the powerful United Nation’s Security Council.

Kenya is set to become a non-permanent member of the security council in June.

“We’re now Africa’s choice,” Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau said by phone to Bloomberg.com after the African Union voted Wednesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

To take the seat, Kenya needs at least two thirds support from the UN.