1st Afrika Times International

News

 Breaking News

Somalia Slams Kenya Over Maritime Dispute

Somalia Slams Kenya Over Maritime Dispute
October 14
04:12 2015

Kenya’s objection to the Indian Ocean maritime case before the International Court of Justice is “without merit”, Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Dahir has said.

Attorney General Githu Muigai during a press conference at his office in May last year. Kenya and Somalia are disputing their boundaries in the Indian Ocean.

Attorney General Githu Muigai during a press conference at his office in May last year. Kenya and Somalia are disputing their boundaries in the Indian Ocean.

BY ADOW MOHAMED

Kenya and Somalia are disputing their maritime boundaries including the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.

Dahir said Kenya is “hiding behind favours it apparently did for Somalia long ago”.

Muigai last Thursday criticised Somalia’s decision to sue Kenya over the oil-rich ocean, saying it shows the country is not appreciative of the “exceptional sacrifices” made on its behalf.

He said: “Kenyan soldiers have fought al Shabaab and have been victims of terrorist attacks. Kenya has also been hosting over 500,000 Somali refugees for almost 25 years. The least it can expect from Somalia is that it will honour its bilateral agreements.”

Muigai said the two countries had in 2009 signed an MoU agreeing to settle the boundary issue out of court.

Dahir accused the Kenyan government of dishonesty.

He said: “This shows the length to which Kenya would go and the significant resources that it will devote to accomplish one objective: to make sure that the court does not hear the case.”

He said: “Kenya wants to maintain the untenable status quo and evade its responsibility to seek peaceful settlement of this complex maritime dispute between the two countries.”

Muigai said the ICJ does not have jurisdiction to hear the case.

Somalia launched the maritime case at the ICJ last year on August 28.

Dahir said his government will reject Kenya’s attempts to “deny us justice”.

“Our government believes in the strength of its legal case,” he said.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/somalia-slams-kenya-over-maritime-dispute?#sthash.bjpAYKlz.dpuf

About Author

Jide Adesina

Jide Adesina

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Search This Site

The Tourist

Join Us on Facebook

Recent Posts

Nigeria Ruled by Incompetent ‘Saints…Governance by Propaganda and Lies has been Institutionalized by ‘Saints’
Nigeria Ruled by Incompetent ‘Saints…Governance by Propaganda and Lies has been Institutionalized by ‘Saints’

I am a terminal optimist; ‘a believer’ in Nigeria’s future greatness, that is why three years ago, I would not

Read more

 
CCT to resume Onnoghen’s trial February 4
CCT to resume Onnoghen’s trial February 4

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed February 4 for the resumption of hearing in the charges filed against the

Read more

 
Meghan Markle Debuts Her Second Stella McCartney Wedding Dress En Route to Her Reception
Meghan Markle Debuts Her Second Stella McCartney Wedding Dress En Route to Her Reception

Meghan Markle debuted the dress earlier today when she arrived at St. George’s Chapel for her wedding ceremony to Prince

Read more

 

1st Afrika Times TV

WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com