Kenya majority Leader in the Parliament, Aden Dualle, has said he chooses Kenya over Somalia as the diplomatic relations between the two neighbours became more strained due to the maritime dispute.
Speaking to BBC Somali Dualle said despite being an ethnic Somali he is a Kenyan national.
” I am the somali leader in Kenya and I’ll never allow anyone to take our WATER bodies to be it Somalia Tanzania or any other country,” he said in the interview.
Dualle asked for the two countries to resolve the matter outside the courts.
“Since Somalia and Kenya have historical ties be it in our quest for citizenry or civic rights, I’ll always say let this misunderstanding be sort in a better way,” Dualle said
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I’ll also urge the two nations to calm the tensions, plus the court and the diplomatic crisis is never good, for the long adage that says the misunderstandings between brothers should be something not known to the neighbours” he added.
” On the other end. The historical brotherhood rather nationalities is the most important thing above all” Dualle who is also the MP Garissa Township said.
His remark has however elucidated a debate, especially among Somalis from Somalia amid growing tension between the two countries recently.
Dualle is the highest ranking Kenyan Somali politician.
Source: Kenya Tribune