Kenya defeats Djibouti to win a seat at the UN Security Council | News

Kenya has defeated Djibouti to get elected to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), after the UN General Assembly (UNGA) failed to choose between the two candidates during a first round. 

In Thursday’s vote for the 15-member council’s Africa seat, Kenya received 129 votes against Djibouti’s 62.


A first-round vote held the previous day had seen both countries failing to receive the required two-thirds majority of 128 votes.

Kenya now joins Norway, Ireland, India and Mexico, which were elected on Wednesday as non-permanent members for a two-year term starting on January 1,…

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