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Kenya bans flights to and from Somalia; no explanation for the move has been given

11th May, 2021

Kenya’s directive banning all flights from Somalia has yet again exposed the frosty relations between the two neighboring countries. Kenya issued the three-month ban, less than a week after the two countries restored diplomatic relations with the intervention of Qatar. Tonight, KTN senior political reporter Murimi Mwangi interrogates the likely genesis of this latest standoff and explains the imminent geopolitical, economic, and diplomatic ramifications of this latest storm.