Kenya wins African vote to seek UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Abab today

Kenya has been nominated as the African candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in second round of voting at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

A committee of envoys representing member states of the AU headquarters, officially known as the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) made the decision in a secret ballot.

Kenya will now contest at the United Nations for a one-year non-permanent seat in elections slated for next year in June.