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Wednesday August 21, 2019 - Kenyans across the political divide have showered praises on President Uhuru Kenyatta after the country received an endorsement from the African Union to compete for a UN Security Council seat.

Kenya won the endorsement after defeating Djibouti in a voting session held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate in the race for the non-permanent seat for the period between 2021-2022.

Uhuru, who is an Amherst trained political scientist, has been crisscrossing the globe to lobby for endorsements in recent times.

Speaking after the event, Uhuru said that the country is better placed to secure the UN seat for the period 2020 to 2021 after its endorsement by the AU.

“I am grateful to the African Union’s PRC for the confidence they have shown by endorsing our candidature for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat,” Uhuru said on social media.

But even with this endorsement from the AU, 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.

The Kenyan DAILY POST
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