Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) prohibits the use of “asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, all analogous liquids, materials or devices”.
In 1966, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Kenya supported the principle that international law prohibits the use of chemical weapons as a result of the 1925 Geneva Gas Protocol.
In 1987, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Kenya maintained that “all States should co-operate in efforts to prevent the use of chemical weapons, in accordance with the principles and objectives of the Geneva Protocol of 1925” until a general convention prohibiting chemical weapons was enacted.
At the First Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, Kenya made statements in support of the object and purpose of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention.