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Kenya picked as united nations security council candidate

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Kenya won the election against Djibouti as Africa’s candidate to be a non-permanent member of the United Security Council in June.

Kenya had thirty-seven votes, while Djibouti gathered only thirteen.

The vote took place in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

The first congratulatory message was received from Ambassador Mohammed Idris Farah of Djibouti.

“ I congratulate Kenya for a well-deserved win and I am sure Kenya will ably represent our great continent at the UNSC” Said Farah.

The new development confirms that Kenya has remained true to the decisions and aspirations of the African Union. Proving that it is a safe and dependable country to pair with.

Kenya will, therefore, be presented to the UNSC for elections to be held in New York in June 2020 to serve for two years.

Kenya will be joining Niger (Western) and Tunisia (Northern) that were elected in June 2019 to serve in 2020 – 2021.

Voting was conducted by the AU because Kenya and Djibouti disagreed on who should represent Eastern Africa at the Security Council.

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