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Government Speaks Tough on Somalia Decision to Expel Kenya's Ambassador

The government through foreign affairs principal secretary Kamau Macharia has broken its silence on Somalia's decision to expel Ambassador Lucas Tumbo.

Speaking on Monday, November 30, Macharia expressed regret at Somalia's decision terming it unwarranted.

He added that Nairobi was evaluating Mogadishu's decision and would respond through appropriate channels in good time.

"This unexpected and unwarranted behaviour of Somalia leadership is something that requires some digesting before we can speak to it.We will respond officially through the appropriate channels soon"pond officially through the appropriate channels soon,"Macharia said.

As earlier reported by Kenyanbulletin.com, Somalia cut diplomatic ties with Kenya, sending the Kenyan envoy packing back to Nairobi, over interference into its internal affairs.

Tumbo allegedly interfered with the country's upcoming general elections.

"The Federal Government of Somalia notes the Kenyan Government's attempt to infringe upon the sovereignty, territorial integrity political independence and unity of Somalia and hereby express its deepest regret with the Kenyan Government's continuous interferences in the internal and political affairs of Somalia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,"said in a statement.

The Kenyan government is further accused of forcing the Jubaland leader to go back to the election agreement of September 17, 2020, in Mogadishu.

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