United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)


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Position Paper

Name: Nithurshen

Country: Republic of Kenya

Agenda: Resource Conflict and Bridging the Energy Gap

Kenya officially called the Republic of Kenya is a country located in East Africa near Somalia, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. It approximately has an area of 580,000 km², also it has a population of 46 million people according to the survey done in 2015. Revered president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when 2nd President Daniel Toroitich Arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession.
The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge KANU from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but are viewed as having generally reflect...