Somalia Mps have accused the Kenyan government of violating international law and misusing The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) authority by working and arming tribal militias in an effort to undermine Somalia‘s stability.
The Somali government last Thursday called on Kenya to “halt its ongoing violations” of Somalia’s sovereignty and encroachment in the border areas between the two countries.
This is in the wake of a secret weekend visit to Somalia by 11 Kenyan MPs at the time the two countries are locked in a diplomatic tiff raising eyebrows in security circles.
Kenya has its soldiers who are under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) battling al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab militants with the aim of bringing peace and stability to the country and liberating Somalia from terrorist organizations.
Somalia says Kenya is “overstepping its mandate and abusing its membership and interfering with the internal affairs of the host country with total disregard of the stipulated regulations of the Federal Government of Somalia.”
Kenya and Somalia have been on the verge of a diplomatic maritime row over a disputed 62,000-square-mile (160,580-square-kilometer) oil and gas-rich area in the Indian Ocean in the shape of a triangle that both nations claim.