Ilemi Triangle, Kenya National Security Threatened as Juba Sues NairobiAugust 22 | Posted by David Goldman | Geopolitik, Intelligence News
Kenya’s national security seems under threat from its immediate neighbors as each pressures Nairobi to cede strategic border area’s.
Kenya is facing border problems with most of its neighbors and this heightens the urgent need to create a security policy that ends these border disputes to give Kenya’s territorial sovereignty repute.
While Kenya is well prepared for any type of military threat posed by foreign aggression, the Ilemi Triangle, the Somalia maritime borders, and the Migingo Islands problems are escalating into serious territorial problems.
Uganda has maintained an ambiguous stance on Migingo island with its administration always having an upper hand in the tiny fishing island.
Somalia whose current political and economic gains have been engineered and facilitated primarily by Nairobi through IGAD has accused Kenya of marking to its advantage, its maritime territory.
South Sudan which still depends on Kenya as an export and import avenue, military and economic partner, besides a big brother insists Kenya illegally owns the Ilemi Triangle and that Nairobi should cede it.
With such direct assaults on its territory, Kenya is understandably disturbed that communities living in these zones might be under serious security threat through instigated militia activities.
Identifying these threats and neutralizing them is important while a diplomatic approach to the problems will not suffice to end them on the long-term, Nairobi requires to urgently identify a policy that permanently gives its territory absolute sovereignity.