Kenya is citing a written backing from the African Union as it launches a global campaign for the UN Security Council seat in New York, United States.
As part of the Kenya Festival Week in New York, the Kenyan government will be launching its final leg of campaigns seeking to win the non-permanent seat for the period 2021-2022.
The campaigns, already launched in Africa in September, are being led by senior diplomats who include Special Envoy Tom Amolo (current Diplomatic and Political Secretary), Catherine Mwangi (Permanent Representative to the African Union) and Lazarus Amayo (Permanent Representative to the UN, New York).
The three will be joined by Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and PS Macharia Kamau as well as other senior government officials.
The campaigns could also involve local brands such as Ketepa tea, Tusker, Java Coffee House, Kenya Nut Company's Out of Africa, Keroche Breweries, Leleshwa Wines, and the Kenya Flower Council members such as Tambuzi Flowers, Red Lands Roses and Nzurri.