Kenya must stop playing second fiddle to Somalia in border row

What you need to know:

  • There is nothing wrong with abandoning international agreements and memberships. And while war is not always a good thing, the enduring peace enjoyed in the world has come from military victories.

  • Although diplomacy remains the key organising principle of Kenya’s regional posture, on this matter, it should be vacated. The use of military force should top the decision matrix.

On April 7, 2009, Kenya and Somalia signed an MoU granting each other a “No-Objection” in respect of submissions on their maritime border dispute. The submissions were filed with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), which was registered at the UN Secretariat.

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