Kenyan ambassador to the UN Martin Kimani is currently the center of attention following his explosive speech at the UN Security Council where he called out Russia for violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In a speech that has since gone viral online and gained praise from other international diplomats, Ambassador Kimani went down the memory lane, giving example how African states were forced to live with the artificial borders made by the West. Demarcations which divided the continent into fragmented states despite formerly being one people.
However, despite the colonial borders, African states have lived harmoniously plus continued to pursue regional and continental integration, something he called on the Russians to emulate.
”Our borders were not of our own drawing. They were drawn in the distant colonial metropoles of London, Paris, and Lisbon with no regard to ancient nations that they cleaved apart,” Amb. Kimani said.
Top diplomats have hailed the 49-minute speech with some calling it one of the best in the United Nation’s history.
Kenya opposed what it terms as the undermining of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by Russia during the emergency meeting of the Security Council held on Monday in New York.