Somalia forms bad perception of Kenya over maritime row

Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau gestures at Intercontinental hotel in Nairobi where they were addressing the maritime border dispute with Somalia, on February 21, 2019. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Prof Anangwe observes that the dispute is purely about a scramble for marine resources, especially the potential for oil discovery.
  • Political analyst Abdi Moalim accuses Nairobi of using the Somali refugees in Kenya as a constant card to intimidate Somalia politically

Unknown to most Kenyans, Somali nationals largely view the current tension between the two nations over the maritime border as a confirmation of Kenya government’s arrogance and unquenchable thirst for their country’s resources.

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