Kenya seeks payment for UN mission

By KEVIN J KELLEY

AmisomNEW YORK – Kenya has urged the United Nations Security Council to pay the country for its military contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).

Kenya’s ambassador to the UN Macharia Kamau urged the world organisation to make “timely and total reimbursement” as failure to do so was “unacceptable and unsustainable.”

Speaking during a council debate on UN peacekeeping activities, Mr Kamau did not specify how much Kenya was owed but only said the country had received “a fraction of the millions of dollars committed by this council.”
Terror attacks

The Nation has learned, however, that the UN agreed to pay Kenya Sh11.5 billion ($132 million) by July this year but has so far paid Sh82.4 million ($947,000).

“Countries spend significant amounts of money preparing troops, maintaining readiness and deploying expensive equipment to support given mandates,” Mr Kamau said.

Kenya sent troops into Somalia in October 2011 following a series of terror attacks on Kenyan soil said to have been carried out by forces operating from that country.

The UN Security Council, which partly finances the Amisom operation, approved Kenya’s participation in the 17,000-force in a resolution adopted in February 2012.

Source Daily Nation


Shabakada Daafeet.com Kala Soco Wararkii Ugu Danbeeyay

Nagala Xiriir E-mail comments@daafeet.com

Fikradaha Akhristayaasha (0)




Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Wararkii U Danbeeyay

jawari Gudoomiyaha Barlamanka oo Seirra Leone Ka Codsadey Inaysan Ciidamadeeda Keenin Somaliya
- Oct 23, 2014
Dowladda Soomaaliya ayaa si rasmi ah qoraal ugu dirtay dowladda Sierra Leone iyo ururka ...
xasan Daawo Madaxweynaha oo sheegey in Xaalka uusan Ahayd MId Sahlan
- Oct 23, 2014
Madaxweynaha dowlada federalka ayaa waxaa uu videogan kaga hadlayaa xaalada guud ee dalka wuxuuna ...
XASAN SHIIKH Madaxweynaha Dowlada Federalka oo Maanta Booqasho Ku Tegey Ceelbuur
- Oct 23, 2014
Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya, Xasan Sh. Maxamuud iyo wafdi uu hoggaaminayo ayaa gaaray degmada Ceelbuur ee ...
Amin_Amir Fiirso Sawir uu Amiin Caamir Ka Sameeyey Siyaasiyiinta Somaliyeed
- Oct 23, 2014
Amiin oo mar walba u kuur gala siyaasada guud ee dalka ayaa waxaa uu ...
alshabab Wiil 18 Jir Ah oo Ay Alshabab Ku Fulisey Xukun Dhagax Dil Ah
- Oct 22, 2014
Ururka Al Shabaab ayaa Gobolka Shabeellaha hoose deegaan ka tirsan waxa ay ka fuliyeen ...