Kenya Fails to Clinch UN Seat Despite Beating Djibouti

The contest between Kenya and Djibouti will head to the second round of voting Thursday after the first phase saw Nairobi’s victory insufficient to win the UN Security Council seat.

In the first round, Nairobi scored 113 votes against Djibouti’s 78. And although Kenya was firmly in the driving seat, the rules of the elections demand at least two-thirds of the eligible UN member states voting to be declared winner.

On Wednesday, the election that started at 4pm Kenyan time saw 192 of the 193 member…

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