Kenya is presenting Ambassador Nancy Karigithu for the position of Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a specialised UN Agency that regulates shipping.
President William Ruto said the bid underscores that Africa and Kenya have the talent for global leadership positions.
He expressed confidence that Ms Karigithu will bring to the IMO invaluable experience in the management of global maritime affairs.
Kenya secured the endorsement of the African Union to present a candidate during the High Level Mid-Year Coordination Meeting held in Zambia in July.
Ms Karigithu is a renowned maritime expert with 26 years experience in the sector.