Kenya Refuses to Take Blame as Somalia Threatens to Leave Bloc


Kenya has welcomed a report by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), that concludes that Mogadishu did not have justifiable reasons for severing diplomatic relations with Nairobi. This follows Somalia's threat to withdraw from a regional bloc after the group ruled in favour of Kenya in a diplomatic row between the two countries. Kenya has declared it will not accept to be drawn into Somalia's internal woes, after constant accusation on meddling. Kenya argues that it will be counterproductive to destabilize Somalia, since most of its nationals would still seek refuge in the country. Kenya is host to more than 270,000 refugees from Somalia, while thousands cross the border daily for business, health care and education.



Presidents Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at a national prayer breakfast held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi (file photo).

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