Kenya has subdued Djibouti to take the much-envied seat at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, June 18 after amassing a total of 129 votes.
In the first phase, Kenya had the most votes but without meeting the required threshold to fully have the seat. In the first round on Wednesday, Kenya had 113 votes against Djibouti which had garnered 78 votes.
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 last night.
Djibouti, which made a late lunge for the post, registered 62 votes in the latest votes.
Kenya officially assumes the seat effective January 2021.