Kenya seeks Zambia’s support for Commonwealth Secretary General post

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Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema with Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Interior Dr. Fred Matiang'i, in Lusaka, Zambia, on September 2 2021. Kenya is seeking Zambia's support for the Commonwealth Secretary General post./Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government - Kenya

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiangi is in Zambia to deliver a special message by President Uhuru Kenyatta to newly elected President Hakainde Hichilema.

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema with Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Interior Dr. Fred Matiang’i, in Lusaka, Zambia, on September 2 2021. Kenya is seeking Zambia’s support for the Commonwealth Secretary General post./Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government – Kenya

Matiang’i conveyed President Kenyatta’s entreaties to President Hichilema to support Kenya’s candidate for the post of the Secretary General for the Commonwealth of Nations.

Kenya is fronting Defence Cabinet Secretary Dr. Monica Juma for the position, for the organization that brings together the United Kingdom and 53 countries that were formerly British colonies.

If successful, Dr. Monica would become the 7th secretary general, taking over from diplomat Patricia Janet Scotland.

“Kenya is keen to form a new and enriched bilateral deal with the new Zambian leadership.” Dr. Matiang’i said.

Both countries enjoy a rich history of bilateral relations in trade and cooperation in strategic and mutual geopolitical interests.

 

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