Kenya tries to convince Venson-Moitoi to withdraw

AU battle: The Kenyan candidate is giving Venson- Moitoi a headache
AU battle: The Kenyan candidate is giving Venson- Moitoi a headache

Tensions are reportedly brewing between Kenya and Botswana following a request from the Kenya Foreign Affairs Ministry to visit Botswana, a meeting whose purpose is yet to be divulged.

The two countries senior citizens are competing in the highly divisive African Union Commission Chairperson elections, which will be decided next month at the AU summit. The East African Community has agreed to collectively campaign and lobby other African countries in support of Kenya’s bid for the African Union Commission chairperson job.

Kenya has fronted Amina Mohammed, the cabinet secretary for foreign affairs and international trade, for the AU Commission chair while SADC and Botswana has nominated Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi who is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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