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Kenya: Kenya pitches for re-election to ITU

 Kenya’s Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi Wednesday appealed to member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to re-elect Stanley Kibe to the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) of the Union.

Speaking during a luncheon he hosted for the delegates attending the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Republic of Korea, Matiangi said Kenya fully endorsed the re-election of Kibe, whose performance in the last four years had been outstanding.

“We have experiences, knowledge and expertise to share, and in that vein we humbly request for another opportunity to serve the Union on the Council and the Radio Regulations Board, roles that have always been a humbling delight for us,” said Matiangi.  

Kenya will be seeking re-election to the ITU Council in region D for the period 2014-2018, as well as the re-election of Kibe to RRB of the ITU at elections due on Monday 27 Oct. 2014.

The 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organisation.

At this forum, elections will be held for the positions of Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, the Directors of the Bureaux and the members of the Radio Regulations Board as well as the Member States that will constitute the next ITU Council.

ITU is the specialised agency of the United Nations for information and communications technologies (ICTs).

With 193 member states and over 700 private sector entities and academic institutions, the ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has 12 regional and area offices around the world.

Kenya is the current host of the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI), which is a designated Centre of Excellence of the ITU.

African Telecommunications Union, also headquartered in Kenya, is a regional organ that works closely with the ITU in building capacity for the continent. 

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