A recent State Department report on United Nations voting records shows Kenya to be unswayed by Donald Trump administration threats to cut aid to countries that frequently oppose US positions.
Kenya cast ballots in accord with the US stand on only 20 per cent of 93 final plenary votes in the UN General Assembly last year, according to the report.
That proportion is well below the 31 per cent average of all UN member-states’ rate of agreement with Washington on General Assembly resolutions not adopted by consensus.
“This is not an acceptable return on our investment,” Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, commented in conjunction with release of the voting-record report.
She noted that the US pays the single-largest share — 22 per cent — of the UN’s budget, which totals $5.4 billion.