KABAGE: It’s time Kenya and Somalia became one unit – Aqoonyahan reer Kenya ah oo soo jeediyay in Kenya iyo Soomaaliya Midoobaan. Daily Nation
September 2, 2018| Arlaadi Online
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, during his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia. PHOTO | PSCU
By KARANJA KABAGE
The writer is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes the unthinkable can become reality if we applied our minds to possibilities and fortunes beyond our ordinary imaginations. When in 2011 Kenya invaded Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants, it was consistent with the UN Charter, which allows for self defence in preservation of territorial integrity.
Why then wouldn’t there be a Kenya Somalia Federation despite Somalis usually associating with the Middle East while their natural ally should be Kenya?
This would enable us to exploit maritime resource along the combined 3,800 km long coastline with incredible exclusive economic zone and territorial waters.
We shall have a combined population of close to 70 million plus and this will create a formidable market opening up a new frontier. Read more It’s time Kenya and Somalia became one unit
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