Kenya has notified the International Court of Justice that it will not participate in the maritime case against Somalia just a day before it is scheduled to begin. Kenya has cited the court’s perceived bias and its unwillingness to delay the case – for a fourth time – due to the pandemic as the main reason for withdrawing from the legal proceedings.
Kenya’s Attorney General, Paul Kihara Kariuki, notified the ICJ of the decision to pull out in a letter written on 11 March 2021 to Phillippe Gautier, the court’s registrar.
The Kenyan government has left the Somali maritime fox in Somalia, which was the plan to start his hearing tomorrow at the International Criminal Court. A Kenyan document sent to the court and informed that they would not attend the case, after the third time was rejected by the case.
Kenyan Attorney General Kihara Kariuki reported the decision to Kenya’s court on the ICJ, on March 11, 2021. ”Kenya would like to report the court that they will not participate in the hearing on March 15,” the prosecutor Kihara Kariuki said.
Kahara Kiuki said the letter was not Covid-19, not Kenya is able to prepare the case as a result of a new group of lawyers.
Somalia launched legal proceedings against Kenya at the international court based in The Hague in August 2014.
The ICJ is tasked with deciding who has jurisdiction over the 62,000 square-mile triangle in the Indian Ocean, which is believed is Somalia’s water to be rich in hydrocarbons. Neither party can appeal the decision.