Somalia faults Kenya's argument on ocean row

Members of Kenya's legal team at the International Court of Justice at The Hague in the Netherlands. Somalia says an agreement it signed with Kenya in 2009 was not specific on how to resolve the maritime boundary dispute between the two countries. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Somalia’s legal team told the Court the MoU did not stop Somalia from suing Kenya.
  • “Kenya’s bid to re-characterise the MoU is an invention, and it is an invention that is bound to fail,” Somalia argued.
  • “Even if Somalia was in breach of the MoU, which it is not, this will not preclude it from coming to the court.”

Somalia says an agreement it signed with Kenya in 2009 was not specific on how to resolve the maritime boundary dispute between the two countries.

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