Kenya trumped Djibouti to clinch the coveted 2021/2022 seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday, June 18.
The East African nation garnered 129 votes in the second round of voting held at the UN headquarters in New York.
Africa’s representatives were forced into the second round of voting after neither of the contenders garnered at least two thirds (128) of the voting member states (193) to be declared the winner in the initial round of voting that was carried out on Wednesday, June 17.
Djibouti, which made a late lunge for the post, registered 62 votes in the latest votes.
Kenya had initially scored 113 votes against Djibouti’s 78.
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