On Thursday 22nd October, 2015, Kenya presented to the United Nations evidence to determine its sea boundary dispute with Somalia.
Attorney-General Githu Muigai and his team tabled geographical and seismic data collected for the past seven years.
Kenya has acquired bathymetric data and seismic, magnetics and gravity data in Kenya’s offshore areas that define her claim over the disputed boundary area with her neighbor, Somalia.
The area in contest is about 100,000km2 forming a triangle east of the Kenya coast. The area hosts a Kenyan navy base at Manda Bay, which is used by US forces in combating sea piracy.
Somalia has already sued Kenya at The Hague on the issue, in a move that violates Mogadihu’s ties with Nairobi, as the two had earlier agreed to settle the issue with the United Nations.