Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News
Map of Somalia locating Mogadishu

Africa

Somalia Expels Kenyan Envoy Over ‘Political Interference’

NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 30 – Somalia has recalled its Ambassador to Kenya Mahamed Ahmed Nuur Tarzan, and sent away Kenya’s envoy to Mogadishu Lucas Tumbo over claims of political interference of the country’s internal affairs.

Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the move was in protest of “Kenya government’s attempt to infringe upon the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia”

“The government took this decision while preserving its national sovereignty after it appeared that Kenya was deliberately interfering in the affairs of Somalia, particularly Jubbaland,” the Somalia govt said in a statement.

It accused Kenya of placing intense political pressure on the regional President of Jubaland, in order to pursue its political and economic interests in Somalia.

“The Somali government expresses its regret in the government of Kenya’s overt and blatant interferences in the internal and political affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia which has the potential to be a hindrance to the stability, security and development of the entire region,” Somalia said in a statement, adding that “the Federal Government of Somalia believes that the Kenyan government actions are not in line with the internationally recognized diplomatic relations enjoyed by Sovereign States.”

Somalia is scheduled to hold elections next year.

Officials at Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said a formal response would be issued later.

Kenya is host to hundreds of thousands of Somalian refugees and has suffered horrific and tragic terrorist attacks emanating out of Somalia that have left many dead or injured.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Kenya has also invested heavily in AMISOM to try to help secure Somalia.

The latest action by the Somalia government follows a recent visit by Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Ambassador Macharia Kamau to Mogadishu for bilateral talks.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital News

Capital Health

As of Jan 21, the country had a cumulative caseload of 99,444 while the death toll stood at 1,736

County News

Suppliers in counties have gone for months without pay, some since early last year.

US Elections (2020)

Beijing, China, Jan 21 – China on Thursday congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration and called for a reset in relations between Beijing...

US Elections (2020)

Biden has repeatedly spoken of the need to rebuild the United States' global standing and declared in his inauguration speech: "We will repair our...

BBI

The list can be accessed on the commission's website where those listed as having endorsed the initiative are required to confirm their details and...

Capital Health

Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president on Wednesday, delivering a calming call to heal a nation riven by festering divisions that...

World

Washington, United States, Jan 21 – New US President Joe Biden warned the worst of the pandemic is still to come, as the number...

Capital Health

Washington, United States, Jan 21 – US President Joe Biden was expected Thursday to unveil his administration’s plans to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as he...