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Opinion: What Will Happen When Somalia Wins The Maritime Border Dispute?

Somalia sued Kenya in International Court of Justice, claiming that Kenya is carrying unlawful operations on their maritime territory. The case has been unresolved for over 14 years.

This is the discussion Kenyans On Twitter are having today.

What will happen when Somalia wins the case?

Will the International court of Justice rule on the favour of Somalia?

What will be the impact on kenya's economy if Kenya becomes a landlock?

Kenya withdrew from the ongoing case from International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking the matter to resolved by the AU.

“We withdrew,” Kenya’s solicitor-general Ken Ogeto said on phone. “We don’t want to appear symbolically. You appear because you think you’ll have justice.”

Kenya wants the maritime boundary line to run eastwards while Somalia wants the boundary line to run southeast wards. If ICJ rules on the favour Somalia, Kenya will become a landlocked country since Tanzania's boundary line is running east wards. Hence Somalia boundary line and Tanzania boundary line will intersect at a point making Kenya a partially landlock country. If this happens millions of Kenyans that depend on the ocean will perish and no direct imports will be arriving in the port of Mombasa.

The continuing participation of Judge Ahmed Yusuf a Somalia National as raised concern to whether the case will be fair.

The case is still on progress on the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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