Kenya-Somalia Maritime Dispute Roundtable Discussion

Kenya-Somalia Maritime Dispute Roundtable Discussion

The unsettled, decades-long territorial dispute over the delimitation of a 100,000 square kilometers territory in the Indian Ocean which both Kenya and Somalia claim, resurfaced last month resulting in a serious diplomatic fallout. This dispute is currently before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Although the dispute is primarily territorial, the potential presence of high-value (multi-billion dollar) hydrocarbons transforms it into a functional dispute. These two features make their maritime dispute a critical national interest issue with potential adverse effects on the security and economic wellbeing of Kenya and Somalia.

This Roundtable was part of the ongoing discourse on the Kenya-Somalia maritime border dispute. The first of this kind, a consultative forum, was held on March 14, 2019, at the HORN Institute.

This event was held on March 28, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the HORN Institute, 50 Riverside Drive (Nairobi– Kenya). Experts in maritime law, political scientists, scholars, among others, from Kenya and Somalia, took part in this discussion.


Mar 28 2019


10:00 am - 12:30 pm


HORN Institute
50 Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya