Uhuru’s push for talks on Somalia border row flops

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during the 74th Session of the General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 25, 2019. He is calling for dialogue to end the maritime boundary dispute with Somalia. PHOTO | JOHANNES EISELE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • President Kenyatta had said he was open to any resolution, but emphasised on dialogue as the best option to find a solution.
  • But Mr Farmajo dismissed the AU as a body with no capacity to intervene in the case before the court.

All efforts by Kenya to resolve the maritime boundary dispute with Somalia out of court have failed, with Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo telling the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday that there was no room for dialogue.


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