Somalia and Kenya diplomatic spats over maritime dispute rage on twitter as Kenyans take to Twitter to attack Somalia in seemingly discorded tune.
The hashtag which started to trend yesterday in Kenya says ” #SomeonetellSomalia”
Kenya’s twitter fights are not uncommon and they have the popular hashtag on #KOT which means Kenyans on Twitter.
The exchanges between have attracted huge engagement on the Social Media network. many quotes historically dispute between the countries and Somalia’s status as a failed state, while others talked about the Somali contributions in the business and development of the country.
One user on took to Twitter quoting Somali president address in South Africa while he spoke with Somalia community in the country.
“Here @M_Farmaajo is heard telling Somalis in South Africa “Hold your heads up high… No one can violate Somalia’s territorial integrity.” But wait, how can a President who controls a few blocks in Mogadishu threaten Kenya? Shame on you.” He tweeted.
Here @M_Farmaajo is heard telling Somalis in South Africa "Hold your heads up high… No one can violate Somalia’s territorial integrity." But wait, how can a President who controls a few blocks in Mogadishu threaten Kenya? Shame on you. #SomeoneTellSomalia pic.twitter.com/JSN4LueO8E
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) May 29, 2019
Daniel Omond tweeted: ” If Kenya has a valid claim to disputed water why don’t we face it through the internationally accepted platforms? Why are we intimidating our weaker neighbours on Twitter?”
If Kenya has a valid claim to the disputed waters, why don't we face it through the internationally accepted platforms? Why are we intimidating our weaker neighbors on Twitter? #SomeoneTellSomalia
— Daniel Ominde Okoth (@IamOminde) May 29, 2019
Mungui, who also joined the war on Twitter believes that Kenya does not have a case on the maritime dispute with Somalia tweeting:” I guess from our naked eyes, we know who owns the area. But why we’re to the quarrel of borders that will only help few ‘goons’ inside our unregulated territory.”
I guess from our naked eyes, we know who owns the area. But why are we to quarrel of borders that will only help the few 'goons' inside our unregulated country? pic.twitter.com/RkzqXvI2Dl
— Mungai E.K (@mungakaringa) May 29, 2019
While others depicted Somalia ungrateful neighbour despite all the efforts Somalia put to calm the diplomatic spat with Kenta.
Somalia has to know that Jubaland was part of Kenya before it was handed to Somalia and we can simply claim it back. Somalia has been an orphan state that we have helped as a country to give them stability and kenya has paid dearly for that. #SomeoneTellSomalia
— BRAVIN™ (@IamBravin) May 29, 2019
— Polycarp Hinga® 🇰🇪 (@PolycarpHinga) May 29, 2019