President Uhuru Kenyatta during the interview with Jeff Koinange. (Screengrab).
During the interview, the president spoke of the need to harness Africa's resource potential in the face of changing dynamics of the global economy.
"We will take advantage of the opportunity to pursue investment and trade as well as peace, stability, and tranquility on the continent", said President Uhuru.
Kenya has a one-month stint at the presidency of the UN and two years as a member of the Security Council.
Uhuru felt the issue of the availability of vaccines was cardinal during his tenure at the helm of the global body.
President Uhuru highlighted climate change, the conflict between nations, and access to vaccines as some of the priority areas of his presidency of the Security Council.
Explaining why he has always referred to Kenya as a safe pair of hands, Uhuru said, "Kenya has always recognized the need to have peace with her neighbors and it shall continue to do so without needing any part of its territory to foreign antagonists."
Street in Barbados.
The president was speaking only hours after rejecting a decision by the International Court of Justice to hand to Somalia a large chunk of the disputed marine territory between the two countries.
Meanwhile, Uhuru has visited the Caribbean nation of Barbados and said, "People of African descent make up slightly more than two billion of the global population. If we bring ourselves together we can negotiate on the price of vaccines, even produce our vaccines targeting this 2 billion strong market."
Kenya will remain a member of the UN Security Council for another two years.
Uhuru acknowledged that powerful Western economies have been practicing vaccine apartheid
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