Kenya has failed to clinch the non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council for the East African region after failing to meet the required threshold of votes.
Kenya garnered 113 votes against Djibouti’s 78 votes in the first round of voting but could not be declared the winner because she did not meet the two-thirds of votes, which is 128.
Kenya’s candidature for the position was endorsed by the African Union after the body considered her contributions to the peacekeeping mission in war-torn Somalia.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday night persuaded the envoys to consider picking Kenya for the spot as he highlighted the gains the East African country has on the plate.
This was during a virtual campaign meeting with permanent representatives of various countries to the United Nations. It was which was hosted by Kenya ahead of UNSC elections.
“A vote for Kenya is a vote for peace. A vote for Kenya is a vote for global solidarity. A vote for Kenya is a vote for multilateralism,” Kenyatta said.