Norway in Kenya and Somali maritime row


Nairobi, Tuesday, June 18 2019 – According to Dailynation, Kenya says that the Norwegian government has been dragged into Kenya and Somalia maritime row that has threatened to strain the relationship between the two neighbouring countries.

Kenya has declared that is was unhappy with what it called the involvement of a Norwegian firm in ‘redrawing’ of its map. Kenya insists that Norwegian oil firm DNO has been contracted to search for oil in the disputed area.

Kenya claims that it has protested to Norwegian government for allowing its firm to be used in the demarcation.

“The government is furious that Norway that is supposed to work for peace in Somalia is involved in the demarcation,” a Kenyan official who requested anonymity said.

Somalia believes that Kenya has intended to illegally claim the ownership of hundreds of miles of Somalia’s territorial water.


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