Kenya has called for de-escalation of the North Korean’s missile citing worries that they represent a security threat to its citizens.
Kenya’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Martin Kimani, said that Kenya fully supports a world free of nuclear weapons and urged the UN to intervene in the North Korean government’s actions.
“We voted in favour of the resolution because we know that escalating a big conflict, no matter how far away it is, will directly impact the Kenyan people’s progress and security,” he said.
He expressed the government’s concerns about the security of Kenyans, adding that the East African country will suffer negative consequences despite the significant distance between the two countries.
“Kenya reaffirms its long-standing commitment to nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and a world free of nuclear weapons,” the statement read in parts.
The unsustainable cost of living, according to Kimani, might stymie the country’s and the continent’s economic development.
“What we’ve learned over the last several months is that actions that jeopardize world peace and security affect not only the countries closest to us, but also those far away.” As a result of a battle far from our borders, we are currently experiencing dramatically rising food and energy expenditures.
“The undermining of the Korean Peninsula’s security and stability risks growing into a crisis, causing significant harm to a region with significant economic and investment ties to Africa.” At a time when the growth of Africa is crucial to our own peace, security, and stability.
For weeks intelligence suggested North Korea was planning to test something major while the US President Joe Biden was there. Slightly less provocatively, it has waited until he had left, but only just.
Air Force One hadn’t touched down on US tarmac before the missiles were fired.