Kenya writes to AU over Bula Hawa fight between Somalia forces

Jubbaland military officers in Mandera

Some of the Jubbaland military officers who escaped fighting in Bula  Hawa are escorted to Mandera police station on March 2, 2020.

Photo credit: Manase Otsialo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Nairobi said the fighting is likely to create a security crisis for Kenya especially since the two countries no longer have diplomatic relations.
  • Somalia’s Information Minister Abukar Dubbe claimed Mogadishu blocked illegal importation of weapons by some “local and foreign entities”.

Kenya on Monday wrote to the African Union (AU), raising security concerns after Somalia’s federal and regional forces renewed fighting at Bula Hawa in Gedo near Mandera County.

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