Bungoma Senator Moses Masika Wetangula while speaking on Monday night with KTN News said that the simmering between Kenya and Somalia should give a green light to the country to be ready for a bruising legal battle with Somalia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The former Foreign Affairs Minister advised President Kenyatta to invite his Somalia counterpart for talks and even engage him on call.
“I want to advise President Uhuru Kenyatta to pick up the phone and call his counterpart in Somalia and talk about it,” said the lawmaker adding that the head of state can alternatively involve the third party for arbitration in order for an amicable solution be found.
“He can invite him over or they can go to a third party country for arbitration,” added Wetangula.
He further warned President Kenyatta that if the Somali government was really auctioning the blocks, then the president should strengthen the legal team to guarantee Kenya victory in the case.
“If it is true that Somalia was hawking the blocks, the President should strengthen our legal team at the ICJ so that we can win this case against Somalia,” reiterated Wetangula.
Kenya on 16th February summoned its Ambassador to Somalia for consultation urging the Somali envoy to leave the country immediately also for consultations after it emerged that Somalia had auctioned the oil and gas blocks.
The resources are part of the territory under dispute in the ICJ, a move which sees the diplomatic ties between the two country’s scuttle.