Kenya-Somalia fail to end border row, now headed to The Hague

What you need to know:

  • Nairobi has all along insisted that the boundary is determined by a parallel line to the east set by colonial powers. 
  • Somalia, however, says the boundary extends to the southeast as an extension of its land border.

  • If Mogadishu wins the case, a large swathe of Kenya’s land will fall in the hands of Somalia.

The search for an out-of-court solution for the Kenya-Somalia dispute over their common border has hit a snag, paving the way for a legal battle at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).


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