Kenya Threatens to Lodge Protest at UN over ICJ Maritime Case with Somalia


NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – Kenya has said it is planning to lodge a protest at the United Nations against the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision to open maritime boundary case with Somalia, days after it boycotted attending hearing proceedings.

The government of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta insists that the move was biased and signaled its plans to lodge a protest against the ICJ at the United Nations Security Council over maritime border row with Somalia.

Kenya protested the presence of Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, a Somali national, who is one of the main judges for the case.

Somalia said it was “deeply concerned” about Kenya’s withdrawal from the maritime dispute case, saying the move was inconsistent with its previous commitments.

Hearings into the Indian Ocean border row between the two neighboring countries have entered the third day with the Somali legal team presenting evidences at the Hague court amid the absence of Kenya.

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