Kenya-Somalia border row: We will not surrender any territory to Somalia

Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma speaks during a press conference in Nairobi on the Kenya-Somalia maritime territorial dispute. [David Njaaga/Standard]
Kenya has declared it will not surrender any part of its territory in the ongoing dispute with Somalia over maritime boundary.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has re-affirmed Kenya's position on the maritime dispute with Somalia saying Somalia's designs on the disputed areas is in bad faith.

“We will not cede an inch of Kenyan territory to any government,” said Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma.

Juma said Kenya was still waiting for a detailed response from the country on the key issues raised indicating that Kenya is trying its best to be ‘restrained’ and not overreact.

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The CS in a late evening address noted that there could be sanctions against Somalia depending on the kind of response the country gives concerning the disputed boundary.

Part of the explanation, she said, should include an apology to Kenya.

“We will not cede an inch of Kenyan territory to any government,” the CS asserted.

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