Uhuru to lead Kenya’s campaign for UNSC in New York

Kenya will intensify its campaign for the United Nations Security Council non-permanent seat at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, State House has said. Spokesperson Kanze Dena in a statement on Tuesday said President Uhuru Kenyatta will join other heads of state and government in New York after his trip to Singapore. “While in the US, the President is expected to intensify Kenya’s campaign for one of the non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council (UNSC) for which the country recently secured the backing of the African Union,”…

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Kenya launches UNSC seat campaigns on 10-point agenda

Kenya yesterday officially kicked off its candidature campaigns for the United Nations Security Council seat with the first launch in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is the first launch in a series of three that will take place in New York and in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was attended by Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs minister Gedu Andargachew, deputy African Union Commission chairman Kwesi Quartey, commissioners, ambassadors and permanent representatives and members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ethiopia, among other dignitaries. Andargachew congratulated Kenya for being endorsed by the AU and promised to…

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Uhuru receives 11 new envoys, gets UNSC backing

By PSCU Kenya’s bid for one of the non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council got a boost today after several new envoys assured President Uhuru Kenyatta of their countries’ support. The pledges to support Kenya’s candidature for the UNSC seat during the election scheduled for June next year were made at State House, Nairobi, when President Kenyatta received credentials from 11 new envoys. Among the new envoys is the United Kingdom High Commissioner Ms Jane Marriot who replaces Nic Hailey whose tour of duty in Kenya has ended.…

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Botswana backs Kenya’s bid for UN Security Council non-permanent post

Botswana on Tuesday committed to supporting Kenya’s bid for the non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for the period 2021 to 2022. “Kenya asked that we support its candidature for the opportunity to be voted into the security council of the United Nations on a non-permanent basis, and we assure that Botswana will vote for Kenya even before Kenya votes for itself,” Visiting Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi said at State House Nairobi. “We in Botswana remain committed to our Pan-Africanist outlook. And so, it should be perceived as automatic…

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UN Security Council told to increase Amisom funding, rethink drawback

Amisom Troops Contributing Countries have urged the UNSC to increase its funding in the war against Al Shabaab in Somalia. In the inaugural political consultative meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Amisom TCCs in Nairobi on Friday, the ministers raised concerns over the troops drawback and called upon the international partners to instead continue supporting Amisom and the Federal Government of Somalia. Current TCCs are Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda and Djibouti. In her opening remarks, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma emphasized the importance of the political dialogue with…

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