Kenya-Djibouti Face Off In Second Round Of Voting For The UN Security Council Seat

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The dramatic rivalry between two of East Africa’s nation seeking to represent Africa in the UN security council continues tomorrow as Kenya endorsed by AU garnered 113 votes against Djibouti’s 78.  In spite of the celebrations from Kenyans having secured higher number of votes, things are not so good for the country as they need to secure 2/3rds of the total votes which tallies to 129 votes out of the 193 nations set to cast a vote in order to fill the only remaining vacant temporary seat in the council.

Kenya who had her last minute campaign will depend on her crucial role in accommodating refugees from Somalia and South Sudan as Djibouti is set to highlight her role as a defense base for US and France in order to win the hearts of the countries to convince them to vote in their favor. Kenya will now face off against Djibouti tomorrow to determine the winner set to replace South Africa in the Security council seat for the next two years.

Meanwhile as we await tomorrow’s results for the last seat available in the security council, things did not go so well for Canada who garnered 108 votes thus losing the seat to European’s Ireland and Norway as India and Mexico were elected unopposed to represent Asia and Latin America respectively.

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