Kenya joins the UN Security Council membership

Kenyan President-H.E Uhuru Kenyatta congratulating the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2019

Kenya has become an African representative in the United Nations Security Council after winning a poll on Thursday.

Eye radio has reported.

Kenya has won a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council after a had fought diplomatic battle against a fellow IGAD country on Thursday. Kenya got 129 votes beating its opponent, Djibouti with 62 votes.

Kenya’s campaign was focused on peace, democracy, and global solidarity. The country shared its contributions in the signing of comprehensive peace agreement between SPLM and Sudan’s Government in 2005.

Djibouti argued its location defense base for several countries including France, USA, and Japan.

Kenya as a non-permanent member of UN security council will be taking part in imposition of sanctions. It will also be participating in electing judges to international criminal court.

Other two African nations holding non-permanent seats at the UN Security Council are Tunisia and Niger.

Security Council has 10 non-permanent and 5 permanent members. The five permanent members are Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States.

Kenya served at the Council between 1973 -1974 and 1997-1998, while Djibouti served only once, 1993-1994.