Kenya re-elected to UN aviation body


Kenya re-elected to UN aviation body

Kenya has been re-elected to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council.

This will be Kenya’s third consecutive term on the United Nations’ civil aviation arm, charged with creating policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.

Kenya will seat on Part III of the ICAO Council to ensure the body has geographical representation.

“The third part — election of States not elected in either the first or the second part, and whether or not they were candidates in either of those parts, and whose designation will ensure that all the major geographical areas of the world are represented on the Council — shall be held as soon as possible after the expiry of twenty-four hours following the publication of the list of candidates mentioned in Rule 58 b,” ICAO said in its website.

Kenya garnered 159/172 votes during the ICAO general assembly held in Montreal, Canada.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Ag Director General Gilbert Kibe said Kenya’s participation in the global aviation body would be critical in having a voice in global aviation matters.

“Being on ICAO council is vital to Kenya as we can directly participate in shaping policy and the future of Aviation,” Mr Kibe said.

The ICAO council consists of 36 member states under three categories – states of chief importance in air transport, states which make the largest contribution to the provision of facilities for international civil air navigation and states ensuring geographic representation.

Present during the general assembly were Mr Kibe, Transport Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera and KCAA Chairman Samuel Poghisio.

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