Skip to Content

International court backs Somalia in sea dispute with Kenya

KIFI

By CARA ANNA and HASSAN BARISE
Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Court of Justice has sided with Somalia in its dispute with neighboring Kenya over a maritime boundary in a case affecting territory potentially rich in oil and gas. The United Nations’ highest court rejected Kenya’s claimed maritime boundary, saying the country had not consistently maintained it. But the court also rejected Somalia’s pursuit of reparations from its allegation that some of Kenya’s maritime activities had violated its sovereignty. Kenya last week said it would not recognize the court’s judgment. The ruling handed down on Tuesday is legally binding, but the International Court of Justice has no enforcement powers

Article Topic Follows: AP National Business

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content