Kenya to seek powerful UN Security Council post

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CS Monica Juma addressing her 1st media briefing
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Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma says Kenya will seek a position in the powerful UN Security Council for the period 2021-2022.

Briefing the media on the Kenya’s foreign policy direction the CS said Kenya will launch her bid for the top post during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York that will open on 17 September 2019.

Juma said the country has contributed immensely to the affairs of the Security Council  and should subsequently have a vote in the UN body

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She further said the government would fast track negotiations of frameworks and agreements to protect Kenyans while abroad.

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She revealed that at least 1300 Kenyans are held as prisoners in foreign countries.

On the other hand Kenya has over 2000 foreign prisoners in various jails.

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The foreign affairs CS however says talks to have the Kenyans incarcerated in foreign land extradited to serve in the country’s jails.

The Foreign Affairs CS said 79 of the prisoners are held in neighboring Tanzania, 47 in Uganda and 15 in Ethiopia.

She at the same time denied allegations that Kenya has been actively involved in the civil strife in South Sudan.

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Juma has instead said Kenya in any case is in the forefront of ensuring South Sudan returns to stability

Reiterating that human trafficking is a big business for criminal networks, the CS called for intelligence sharing within the East African region.

Juma said her office remains open for continued interaction with the public and called for support and cooperation.

 

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