Jomo Kenyatta and Aden Abdulle Osman

President Jomo Kenyatta (left) shakes hands with Somalia President Aden Abdulle Osman in Arusha, Tanzania when they met to discuss the Kenya-Somalia border dispute. Looking on are Somalia's Prime Minister Abdikirizak Haji Hussein (centre) and Tanzania's President Julius Nyerere.

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How Jomo Kenyatta stopped a wily British attempt to dismember Kenya

What you need to know:

  • The maritime dispute is not the first time Kenya and Somalia are squabbling over borders.
  • Jomo Kenyatta refused to cede any part of Kenya to Somalia and it seems his son will follow suit.

President Uhuru Kenyatta perhaps knows this story better than I do. It could be one of those fireside stories he heard from his father while growing up in Ichaweri – and it is about the Somalia border question.


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