Are Kenya and Somalia Headed To A Fully Fledged War?

Are Kenya and Somalia Headed To A Fully Fledged War?


Are Kenya and Somalia Headed To A Fully Fledged War?

Kenya and The Federal Republic of Somalia have a common enemy in Al Shabaab but a great rift has been created between them because of expensive oil fields located within a maritime territory being contested by both countries.
Just recently, Kenya accused her neighbor of auctioning the oil fields in London and took action against Somalia by expelling their ambassador from Nairobi and recalling Kenya's ambassador to Mogadishu.
Going further, Kenya declared Somalia her enemy and swore to use all means necessary to protect its territorial integrity.
Kenya is prepared and ready to defend its territorial integrity at any cost and considers all those directly or indirectly involved, whether Kenyan or non-Kenyan in encroachment of Kenya’s territory as enemies of the State and as adversaries of the Kenyan people.
Foreign Affairs principal secretary said that Somalia's acts of aggression will be met with equal rejection by all Kenyans.
The republic has a strong Naval force and many fear that the Navy may be used to defend the oil fields in the Indian Ocean.
This is not the first time Kenya is in a dispute with a neighbor over territorial boundaries. In the past, Kenya and Uganda have been engaged in a war of words over Migingo Island.
Uganda dramatically claimed that the island belonged to Kenya but the waters surrounding it belonged to Uganda.
Ugandan military police have occasionally been accused of harassing Kenyan fishermen that operate in the island.

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