Kenya has been elected a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council on a 3 year term. The Councis is ICAO'S governing body and is responsible for global aviation and safety security. In an election held in Montreal Canada during the on-going 38th ICAO Assembly, Kenya amassed 152 out of 176 votes cast to join the 36-member Council.
A seat in the ICAO council will allow Kenya to influence key policy decisions and aviation standards, as well as recommend practices for a safe and secure civil aviation industry. Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Eng. Michael Kamau said Kenya's election into the council is a strong endorsement of the country's standing in the international community particularly the aviation industry.
Dr. David Kariuki chairman of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority said the seat will also benefit Kenya in terms of facilitating access to emerging technologies and contemporary thinking on the development of the aviation industry. This, Kariuki said will enhance aviation safety and security, thereby supporting the achievement of Vision 2030