Kenya, Somali border case

Boundaries may be key to energy security.

Kenya challenges Somalia’s case on Indian Ocean boundary

By Koome Kimonye

Kenya has objected the validity of a case filed by Somalia at the International Court of Justice concerning maritime delimitation.

Kenya submitted its Preliminary Objections against the case on August 28th, 2014 in which Somalia is claiming a section of Indian Ocean along the Kenyan coast.

In the submission, Kenya argues that the case falls outside the jurisdiction of the Court and is inadmissible since it is “contrary to Somalia’s international obligations under the Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) signed on 7 April 2009, under the good offices of the Norwegian Government.”

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