Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has been elected Chairperson of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group. ( CMAG )
Kenya takes over the Commonwealth leadership from Cyprus and will be deputized by Australia.
Juma will serve a two-year term.
The Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mainly former territories of the British Empire. They include among them Kenya. Namibia, Cyprus, Pakistan, New zealand, India and Solomon Highland.
It operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organised through the Commonwealth Secretariat and the non-governmental organisations, through the Commonwealth Foundation.