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Kenya: Somalia Renews Tiff With Its Neighbour Kenya

Somalia is yet again accusing Kenya of territorial violations. The country's Federal Government officials on Monday claimed they had "confirmed" Kenya had trained and armed fighters from the Jubbaland state government, who then tried to attack an army base of the Somali National Army in Bulahawo, Gedo near Mandera County.

The country's Federal Government officials on Monday claimed they had "confirmed" Kenya had trained and armed fighters from the Jubbaland state government, who then tried to attack an army base of the Somali National Army in Bulahawo, Gedo near Mandera County.The report presented to presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohamed Farmaajo (Somalia), found Mogadishu's accusations unjustifiable, saying there had been no evidence to prove Kenya was inciting or supporting Jubbaland forces against the Somalia National Army.As a pre-condition for reopening diplomatic ties, Somalia's Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirazak had told the media in December last year that they had asked Igad to investigate Kenya's violation of Somalia's airspace and the training and arming of militia hostile to the Somalia National Army.p Somalia is yet again accusing Kenya of territorial violations.

President Guelleh's team had been appointed as a commission of the regional bloc - the Intergovernmental Authority in Development (Igad) - after Somalia protested to the regional body, accusing Kenya of constant interference.However, this came on the same day a team appointed by Djibouti President Ismael Guelleh found Somalia's similar earlier claims against Kenya unsubstantiated.

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