Kenya makes strong case for Defence CS Juma as best for Commonwealth post

Defence Cabinet Secretary Dr Monica Juma. [Courtesy]

Kenya has maintained that Defence Cabinet Secretary Dr Monica Juma stands strong candidate to steer the Commonwealth to the next level.

A communiqué from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Juma is the right candidate to move the organisation towards the realisation of its shared aspirations of development, democracy and peace.

"As we anticipate the Kigali Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting where the next Secretary-General will be appointed...

"Kenya firmly stands with Juma and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will execute this commitment,” read part of the communiqué signed by Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo.

Omamo said Juma will consolidate the good foundation laid by her predecessors and tap on the immense successes so far to ensure that the organization thrives.

“Her leadership will deliver consensus, which is the mantra of the Commonwealth decision-making processes, secure strong commitments within the membership on propagation of our core values and principles and intensify connections through new innovative partnerships to promote sustainable development and shared prosperity,” she said.

She added: “As a Secretary-General, Juma intends to galvanise collective action in addressing key challenges facing member states while anticipating adversities and taking action to mitigate impact.”