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Kenya’s 2-year term at UNSC officially begins

Kenya last evening assumed its position at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member for two years, replacing South Africa to represent the Eastern region.

The flag hoisting ceremony took place at the UNSC Chamber, six months after Kenya won the seat, defeating its competitor Djibouti for the same slot.

Kenya became a UN member state in 1963 after gaining its independence that year.

This will be the third time it is at the council since it has served on the Security Council twice (1973- 1974 and 1997-1998).

Kenya will serve in this position alongside Tunisia and Niger in the UN organ charged with maintaining global peace and security.

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