Marlborough HouseMarlborough House, home of the Commonwealth Secretariat. [photo: Alamy]

Since the announcement in August of a Kenyan candidate for the post of Commonwealth secretary general, there has been a slow diplomatic and media exchange of views from those supporting incumbent, Baroness Patricia Scotland, and the Kenyan nominee, the country’s defence minister, Monica Juma.

Round Table has been following the comments and collating some of the articles issued in the last month on this issue. We will continue to update this post over the next few weeks.

Kenya Defence minister Juma proposed for Commonwealth top job – The East African

Kenya’s President Wants ‘Steadfast Leadership’ By Commonwealth Secretariat – Sir Ron Sanders (column), The Voice St Lucia

‘Stalking horse’ battle to eject Baroness Scotland as Commonwealth head – The Times, London

Kenya makes strong case for Defence CS Juma as best for Commonwealth post – The Standard, Kenya

“UK destroying Commonwealth family” – EasternEye

CARICOM leaders discuss wide-ranging issues, including Commonwealth Secretary General – Jamaica Observer

Editorial | Choosing the Commonwealth secretary general – The Jamaica Gleaner

Kenyatta’s bid to grab the Commonwealth’s secretary general post angers members – Africa Intelligence

‘Our Commonwealth family cannot afford to be divided’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Kenya: Juma Launches Commonwealth Bid in Meeting With Diplomats in London – All

No such thing as ‘turns’ for Commonwealth Secretary-General – Sir Ron Sanders (column), Caribbean News Global

How zoom could save the Commonwealth – Lord Howell, Prospect Magazine