ICJ to rule on Somalia-Kenya maritime dispute today

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is expected to announce the outcome of the maritime dispute between Somalia and Kenya on Tuesday today.

The maritime dispute between Somalia and Kenya began in 2014 when Somalia filed a lawsuit in court, and has been dragging on for seven years, with the Kenyan government saying a few days ago that it would not abide by any decision from the Court.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will rule on the maritime case on Tuesday, announcing the decision at 3:00 p.m.

Somalia delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Mahadi Mohamed Guled (Khadar) are currently at the Hague based court.

The Attorney General, Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud, said he was very optimistic that Somalia would succeed.

“I am optimistic that we will succeed, God willing,” said Attorney General Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud.

Somali government officials, previous leaders and the Somali people who filed the case of the sea are watching the ICJ ruling, and it is hoped that the court ruling will be in favour of the disputed waters.