Kenya: Regime rejects UN court ruling in Somalia row, to seek diplomatic solution

Source: Metro

“Kenya has rejected a top U.N. court ruling that decided mostly in favour of Somalia in a maritime row, saying it was profoundly concerned by the boundary it set in a part of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas. The International Court of Justice said in its ruling on Tuesday that the revised maritime border along the exclusive economic zones for the continental shelves of Somalia and Kenya had achieved an equitable solution. … Somalia, which welcomed the ruling, filed the case in 2014 at the United Nations’ highest court dealing with disputes between states. Tuesday’s ruling came after Nairobi last week said it had revoked recognition of the court’s compulsory jurisdiction.” (10/13/21)